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Based on the book of the same name, I DREAMED OF AFRICA is the true story of Kuki Gallman (Kim Basinger), a wealthy Italian socialite whose life changes abruptly after a near ...Read more
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I Dreamed of Africa - beautiful cinematography
I thought this was an interesting look into life in Africa from the perspective of a wealthy woman with an adventerous side, but who also had no idea what to expect. Beautiful...Read more
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Incredible true story!
I thought this was a great film with amazing scenes of the Rift Valley in Kenya. It tells the story of an Italian woman and her family and their life in Africa. Kim Basinger...Read more

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Based on the book of the same name, I DREAMED OF AFRICA is the true story of Kuki Gallman (Kim Basinger), a wealthy Italian socialite whose life changes abruptly after a near fatal car crash. Vowing to appreciate her life more deeply, she agrees to marry Paolo Gallman (Vincent Perez), a man she does not know well, and sets off with her young son, Emmanuelle (Liam Aiken), for a new life in the countryside of Kenya. A cattle ranch in the Lakipani region of Kenya becomes the Gallmans' new home, far away from the creature comforts of their posh household in Italy. Kuki is beset with the daily challenges of life in Africa, including harsh weather, dangerous animals, and the absence of her husband, who spends days away hunting with his new friends. Forced to face many challenges alone, Kuki experiences a cultural awakening, inspired by an intense and emotional connection to the land, animals, and rhythm of Africa. Finding her new purpose in life, Kuki becomes an activist for endangered African animals, most notably elephants and rhinoceroses. Her resulting battles with those opposing her ideas provide the greatest conflicts in this inspiring and lyrical film that features an impassioned performance by Basinger. Director Hugh Hudson effectively captures the breathtaking beauty of both the African landscape and the animals that Kuki dedicated her life to help save.

Product Details
  • Edition: Closed Captioned
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Rating: PG-13 (MPAA)
  • Film Country: USA
  • Sound: Stereo Sound, Surround Sound
  • UPC: 043396046061

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Genre:Dramas
Format:DVD
Display Format:Closed Captioned

Credits
Director:Hugh Hudson
Leading Role:Kim Basinger, Vincent Perez
eBay Product ID: EPID3317537

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"...Basinger manages to be as vibrantly filled with beauty, tragedy and hope as the African continent which she struggles to make her home..." -- 4 out of 5 stars
Box Office - Bridget Byrne (05/01/2000)

"...Lushly photographed....Basinger invests her role with passion..."
USA Today - Susan Wloszczyna (05/19/1999)

"...Basinger gives a vibrant, forceful performance. Thanks largely to her, the movie manages to elicit a few tears..."
Movieline's Hollywood Life - Stephen Farber (05/??/2000)

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I Dreamed of Africa - beautiful cinematography

Created: 01/05/09
I thought this was an interesting look into life in Africa from the perspective of a wealthy woman with an adventerous side, but who also had no idea what to expect. Beautiful cinematography throughout. It ends up being quite the story, and based on a true story, by the way. I thought it ended well, despite all the harships she has to endure. Worth seeing.
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Incredible true story!

Created: 05/07/07
I thought this was a great film with amazing scenes of the Rift Valley in Kenya. It tells the story of an Italian woman and her family and their life in Africa. Kim Basinger does a great job and it has some very touching moments.
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excellent movie

Created: 21/01/10
If you like a Drama that keeps delivering, than this is the movie for you. Just when you think things could not get worse, it does and does and does again. This poor woman. Kuki Gallman is a very strong woman. She faught for what she beleived no matter what it cost her. I have seen this film more than 15 times and finally decided to buy it rather than rent it. LOL I love this film and it still shocks me every time that its a true story. What a story it is.
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I Dreamed of Africa (2000, DVD)

Created: 07/08/06
True story of Kuki Gallmann and her life after moving to Africa with her son and her new husband. Provoking story about conservation. See her website at http://www.gallmannkenya.org/i​ndex.php
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I Dreamed of Africa

Created: 13/05/08
I love this movie!!! AAAAA+ for Casting, for Acting, and for the beautiful settings on Location. I think Kim Basinger is one of the great actresses of her decade, and this one too. She made a true story come to life on the big screen!
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