Out of Africa Poster

Release Date: December 19th, 1985

DVD Release Date: February 29th, 2000

PG|2 hr 40 min

Plot Summary
Initially set on being a dairy farmer, the aristocratic Karen Blixen (Meryl Streep) travels to Africa to join her husband, Bror (Klaus Maria Brandauer), who instead spends their money on a coffee plantation. After discovering Bror is unfaithful, Karen develops feelings for hunter Denys (Robert Redford), but realizes he prefers a simplistic lifestyle compared to her upper class background. The two continue on until a series of events force Karen to choose between her love and personal growth.

Cast: Meryl Streep, Robert Redford, Klaus Maria Brandauer, Michael Kitchen, Malick Bowens, Joseph Thiaka, Stephen Kinyanjui, Michael Gough

Director: Sydney Pollack

Genres: Romance, Biography, Drama

Production Co: Universal Pictures

Distributors: Universal Pictures, MCA/Universal Pictures [us]

Keywords: Husband, Emotional, Love, 1940s

Awards

Nominated Score for a Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1986)
Nominated Costume Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1986)
Winner Adapted Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1986)
Winner Cinematography
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1986)
Winner Sound
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1986)
Winner Best Picture
Nominated Costume Design
Nominated Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Winner Sound
Winner Directing
Winner Cinematography
Winner Best Original Score - Motion Picture
Winner Best Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Film Editing
Winner Art Direction
Nominated Best Director - Motion Picture
Winner Music (Original Score)
Winner Writing (Screenplay - Based on Material From Another Medium)