Out Of Africa


Self-consciously epic, director Sydney Pollack's 1985 plantation drama is the `true' story of Danish aristocrat Karen Blixen-Finecke (Meryl Streep). Settling in pre-WWI Kenya, she befriends the local tribespeople, bickers with Brits and eventually romances Robert Redford's big game hunter.


Despite its technical assurance and some strong performances, this is a film that favours spectacular landscapes over emotional depth. The Academy disagreed, handing it seven Oscars, but what do they know?

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