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

- Cave!

OK. Cave.

D- don't shoot. It's me, Harry.

- Harry.

- What are you doing out here?

Walking off the pt. Who's he?

It's none of your business.

Just go back to the house.

Harry must come with

Xhabbo and Nonnie.

What? To the cave?

Well, hey. I'm invited. Let's go.

- So, what happened to him?

- "Him" has a name: Xhabbo.

- So what happened to Xhabbo?

- You don't want to know.

- What? A lion get him?

- No, it was a leopard.

Those must be a million years old.

How'd you find this place?

I didn't. Xhabbo showed me.

Here. Smash these.

Ugh. Look, this guy needs

antibiotics, not voodoo.

You know,

I got Band-Aids back in my room.


This should help you sleep.

Promise. Stay in cave, Nonnie.

What is it?

Did you have a tapping?

What did you see?

OK. I promise.

And Harry?

No, no, no.

I'm not spending the night in here.

Scared of sleeping in a cave?

What do you think? After camping out

in Central Park, you know, this is...

Well, then what's the big deal?

Stay here, Hintza.

Don't look at me.

Go and empty the rooms. Go on.

I'll tell you what we leave.

Get out of that.

Bring it along, bring it along.

So, everyone taken care of?

The children aren't here.

We looked everywhere.

Two kids on foot.

How far can they get?

- OK, now take care of the rest of the room.

- Yes, my boss.

- Don't forget the computer.

- Yes, boss.


The girl!

Under the truck! Get her!


What the hell is going on?

Talk to me!

Tell me, goddamn it!

They killed them!

Don't you understand?

They killed everybody!

My mother and father,

your father, Koba, everybody!

I've got to go to the border station

and radio Mopani.

- I'm going down there.

- You go tell Xhabbo what happened.

And you stay with him

in that cave until I come 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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