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I Dreamed of Africa (2000)

PG-13 | | Adventure, Drama, Romance | 5 May 2000 (USA)
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Kuki, a divorced Italian socialite, changes her life after a serious car crash. She accepts a marriage proposal from Paolo Gallmann, a man she doesn't know well, and she moves to Kenya with... See full summary »

Director:

Hugh Hudson

Writers:

Kuki Gallmann (book), Paula Milne (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kim Basinger ... Kuki Gallmann
Vincent Perez ... Paolo Gallmann
Liam Aiken ... Emanuele Gallmann - Age 7
Garrett Strommen ... Emanuele Gallmann - Age 17
Eva Marie Saint ... Franca
Daniel Craig ... Declan Fielding
Lance Reddick ... Simon
Connie Chiume ... Wanjiku
James Ngobese James Ngobese ... Luka
Joko Scott Joko Scott ... Mirimuk
Nick Boraine ... Duncan Maitland
Susan Danford Susan Danford ... Esther Maitland
Ian Roberts Ian Roberts ... Mike Donovan
Susan Monteregge Susan Monteregge ... Karen Donovan
Jessica Perritt Jessica Perritt ... Lady Diana Delemere
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Storyline

Kuki, a divorced Italian socialite, changes her life after a serious car crash. She accepts a marriage proposal from Paolo Gallmann, a man she doesn't know well, and she moves to Kenya with him and her young son to start a cattle ranch. Challenges beset her, not the least of which is Paulo's love of danger and his leaving for days on end to hunt and fish with pals. She must face fierce storms, roving lions, venomous snakes, and murderous poachers, and she must find accommodation with a neighboring tribe. Her mother entreats her to return home. Can Kuki live her dream, tame Paolo, guide her son safely past the perils and errors of youth, and serve Africa? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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kenya | ranch | italian | snake | dream | See All (241) »

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Sometimes the adventure of a lifetime becomes life itself.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for a scene of nudity/sensuality and some violent/traumatic episodes | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 May 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Je rêvais de l'Afrique See more »

Filming Locations:

South Africa See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,411,445, 7 May 2000

Gross USA:

$6,651,522

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$14,400,327
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Final score for a theatrical movie by Composer Maurice Jarre. See more »

Goofs

There is a visible string suspending the airborne plate that Paolo shoots (in the party scene, just after they arrive in Africa). See more »

Quotes

Kuki Gallmann: We think we control this place, but this place controls us.
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Crazy Credits

End credits runs entirely over aerial shots from African landscapes. See more »

Connections

Featured in HBO First Look: I Dreamed of Africa: On Location (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Street Conga
(uncredited)
Music by John Leach
De Wolfe Music Ltd
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A review from someone who liked it
2 July 2000 | by magis-2See all my reviews

I Dreamed of Africa is a movie based on a true story about a woman who changes her and her son`s life when she goes to live to a ranch in Kenya with her second husband. Some parts of the movie do not make any sense, or they look incomplete. That is because they show how hard living in Kenya is; but they aren`t an important part of the story. Another bad thing about it is that it`s way to predicable: you know that something will happen to Paolo (Kuki`s husband) since the first time he goes away hunting; and every time Ema (short for Emanuel, her son) grabs a snake you prepare yourself for a funeral. It is a shocking movie and you may go out of the movie theater hating Africa; but it shows some important parts of the living difficulties in places like Kenya. Altogether I think that it was a worthwhile movie, specially for us Kenya lovers, and you can get to know amazing parts of African savannahs.


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