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A Far Off Place

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Initial DVD release  June 1, 2004
Language  English
Director  Mikael Salomon
Country  United States
A Far Off Place movie poster
Writer  Laurens Van der Post, Jonathan Hensleigh, David M. Evans
Release date  March 12, 1993 (1993-03-12)
Adapted from  A Far-off Place, A Story Like the Wind
Cast  Reese Witherspoon (Nonnie Parker), Ethan Embry, Maximilian Schell, Jack Thompson, Sarel Bok
Similar movies  Duma (2005)

A Far Off Place is a 1993 American adventure drama film based on Laurens van der Post's works A Far-Off Place (1974) and its prequel A Story Like the Wind (1972). The film stars Reese Witherspoon, Ethan Randall, Jack Thompson and Maximilian Schell. The filming locations were in Namibia and Zimbabwe.



The witty Nonnie and the stuck-up city-boy Harry are the only ones among the gamekeeper's family to survive a massacre by a gang of poachers on a 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 1,250 miles (2,000 km) of the 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.


  • Reese Witherspoon as Nonnie Parker
  • Ethan Randall as Harry Winslow
  • Jack Thompson as John Ricketts
  • Sarel Bok as Xhabbo
  • Robert John Burke as Paul Parker
  • Patricia Kalember as Elizabeth Parker
  • Daniel Gerroll as John Winslow
  • Maximilian Schell as Col. Mopani Theron
  • Miles Anderson as Jardin
  • Taffy Chihota as Warden Robert
  • Magdalene Damas as Nuin-Tara
  • References

    A Far Off Place Wikipedia