DirectorMikael Salomon Duration CountryUnited States
WriterLaurens Van der Post, Jonathan Hensleigh, David M. Evans Release dateMarch 12, 1993 (1993-03-12) Adapted fromA Far-off Place, A Story Like the Wind CastReese Witherspoon (Nonnie Parker), Ethan Embry, Maximilian Schell, Jack Thompson, Sarel Bok Similar moviesDuma (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.