A Far Off Place

Synopsis: The witty Nonni and the stuck-up city-boy Harry are the only ones to survive a massacre of a gang of poachers among the gamekeeper's family on his lonesome farm in the savanna. Now the ruthless murderers are after them as the only witnesses. Without a means of transportation, the only way to escape is to walk through 2000 kilometers of Kalahari desert with the help of the African bushman Xhabbo. On the months-long journey ahead they not only become good friends against their differences, but also realize that every one of them has strength and skills that are required to survive.
Director(s): Mikael Salomon
Production: Buena Vista Pictures
Rotten Tomatoes:
108 min

and the number's a little bit off.

There were 117

coming at me from behind.

- So, will you talk to him?

- I'll try.

I've got a present for you.


It belonged to my father.

It was mine, now it's yours.

Give it to your firstborn

and tell him about me.

You tell him yourself.

And you think killing

poachers is gonna do it?

No, but it's a start.

I've lost more elephants in the last

three months than in all of last year.

- Mopani, I have audits...

- Am I interrupting something?

...on every trade and exportation

company in the country.

- Paperwork. That's all you got.

- I know we're dealing with a corporation.

They must be getting ready

to make a shipment.

- What makes you say that?

- My petition locked the borders.

Exportation stopped, but poaching didn't.

All those tusks are stored somewhere.

- Can I see those?

- You can keep these. I have a copy.

I'm going to Karlstown tomorrow

to have them analyzed.

Then I'm gonna see

the Minister of the Interior.

And what will he do?

- Form another committee?

- What would you suggest,

- shooting them all?

- That's exactly what I would suggest.

- Well, he who lives by the sword...

- Stays alive a day longer.

- He's right, you know.

- Not you, too.

I mean about staying alive.

Paul, you're my friend. Let it go.

I really don't think you understand

the kind of men you're dealing with.

I understand they're

butchering the soul of Africa.

- You talk like a bloody missionary.

- And why not?

This is the last country with a soul.

That's cool.


Shut up, Hin. Hintza!

Good night.

OK, I'm coming.

What is it, Hintza?



- Danger, Nonnie.

- No, it's OK. Can you stand up?

- Danger.

- Come on, stand up. Lean on me.

- Let's go back to the house.

- No. Cave.

- No, your leg is hurt. Let's go back...

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Robert Caswell

Robert Caswell (13 July 1946 – 29 October 2006) was an Australian screenwriter of films and television. In the 1970s and early 1980s he was one of the leading writers in Australian television. After the success of Evil Angels, for which he received an Oscar nomination, he moved to Hollywood and became a leading "script doctor". more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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