I Dreamed of Africa
|I Dreamed of Africa|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Hugh Hudson|
|Produced by||Stanley R. Jaffe
|Screenplay by||Paula Milne
|Based on||I Dreamed of Africa
by Kuki Gallman
Eva Marie Saint
|Music by||Maurice Jarre|
|Editing by||Scott Thomas|
|Distributed by||Columbia Pictures|
|Running time||114 minutes|
I Dreamed of Africa is a 2000 adventure film starring Kim Basinger, Vincent Perez, Eva Marie Saint, Garrett Strommen, Liam Aiken and Daniel Craig, and directed by Hugh Hudson. It is based on the autobiographical novel I Dreamed of Africa by Kuki Gallmann, an Italian writer who moved to Kenya and became involved in conservation work. It was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2000 Cannes Film Festival.
A divorced Italian socialite changes her life after being involved in a car crash, and marries a man she doesn't know well. She moves to Kenya with him and her young son to start a ranch, however, many problems will face her, both physical and emotional, that will test her.
- Kim Basinger as Kuki Gallmann
- Vincent Perez as Paolo Gallmann
- Eva Marie Saint as Franca
- Daniel Craig as Declan Fielding
- Liam Aiken & Garrett Strommen - Emanuele (age 7 and age 17)
- Lance Reddick as Simon
- Connie Chiume as Wanjiku
"Voi che sapete", sung by Brigitte Fassbaender (mezzo soprano), with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, István Kertész conducting, from Act 2 of the opera Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), K. 492, composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. This was also one of the last films scored by acclaimed composer Maurice Jarre.
The film, on the whole, was not received well, despite praise for Kim Basinger's performance, and holds a rotten 9% on Rotten Tomatoes. Basinger earned a Golden Raspberry Award nomination for Worst Actress (also for Bless the Child).
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