Out of Africa

Synopsis: Follows the life of Karen Blixen, who establishes a plantation in Africa. Her life is Complicated by a husband of convenience (Bror Blixen), a true love (Denys), troubles on the plantation, schooling of the natives, war, and catching VD from her husband.
Director(s): Sydney Pollack
Production: Universal Pictures
  Won 7 Oscars. Another 23 wins & 27 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
161 min

before the wedding.

One hour?

Is it all right?

I wondered what colour you'd choose.

It's ivory.

Oh, my God.

I've got this man's ivory.

Whose ivory?

I'm Sarah, Lady Belfield.

Shall I stand up for you?

Thank you.

Short or long?

Long, please. Give me time

to adjust to it.

Settle down, all.

By the authority of

His Majesty's government vested in me...

I declare that

the Baron Bror Von Blixen...

citizen of Sweden, and

What's your name, my dear?

Damn it, Henry, I told you her name.

Karen Christentze Dinesen.

Karen Christentze Dinesen...

a female subject

of the King of Denmark...

are henceforth united

man and wife.

God save this company.

God save the king.

Thank you for this.

Did you hear about Shuttleworth?

No, I said.

"He's living up country," he says

"in a tree with a baboon."

"Male or female?"

I said to him.

"Female, of course." he says.

"There's nothing queer

about old Shuttleworth."

Sarah, where's

your muddle headed husband?

The governor's at the punch bowl

hoping to avoid you.

Would you like to meet the bride,

or did you just come for the whisky?

Not for the company,

God knows.

Lord Delamere,

may I present Baroness Blixen?

Baroness Blixen,

Lord Delamere, such as he is.


A Swede, are you?

No. Danish, actually.

The little country

next to Germany.

If it comes to war,

where will Denmark stand?

On its own, I hope.

We do have that history.

Is there something we can call you

that gets around this "baroness"?

What do they call you?

"D," if I'm lucky.

My stupid name's Felicity,

but I do like your dress.

Oh, thank you.

That's not much

of a hat, though.

It's meant to be stunning.

We die of sunstroke here.

At least

I'm safe from the mosquitos.

The big ones.

Good Lord.

You nervous?

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Kurt Luedtke

Kurt Luedtke (born September 28, 1939) is an American screenwriter. He is best known for writing Out of Africa (1985), for which he won the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, as well as Absence of Malice (1981) (for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay) and Random Hearts (1999). All three films were directed by Sydney Pollack. Before becoming a screenwriter, Luedtke was a newspaper reporter, eventually rising to the rank of executive editor of the Detroit Free Press. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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