DirectorHugh Hudson Story byKuki Gallmann Duration LanguageEnglish
Release dateMay 5, 2000 (2000-05-05) Based onI Dreamed of Africa
by Kuki Gallman WriterKuki Gallmann (book), Paula Milne (screenplay), Susan Shilliday (screenplay) CastKim Basinger (Kuki Gallmann), Vincent Pérez (Paolo Gallmann), Liam Aiken (7-Year-Old Emanuele), Daniel Craig (Declan Fielding), Eva Marie Saint (Franca) Similar moviesBeasts of No Nation, The Lion King, Madagascar, Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, The Jungle Book, The Ghost and the Darkness
TaglineSometimes the adventure of a lifetime becomes life itself.
I dreamed of africa trailer
I Dreamed of Africa is a 2000 biographical drama film directed by Hugh Hudson, starring Kim Basinger in her first picture since she co-starred in L.A. Confidential in 1997. It also stars Vincent Perez, Eva Marie Saint, Garrett Strommen, Liam Aiken and Daniel Craig. 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.
Allison daugherty in i dreamed of africa with kim basinger eve marie saint
Kuki Gallmann (Kim Basinger), a divorced Italian socialite, changes her life after surviving a car crash. She marries Paolo (Vincent Perez) a man she doesn't know well and moves with him and her young son to Kenya, where they start a ranch. She faces many problems, 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
This includes "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 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. It was given a 10% ranking on Rotten Tomatoes based on 102 reviews. Basinger earned a Golden Raspberry Award nomination for Worst Actress (also for Bless the Child).
It was also a huge financial flop; its budget was $50 million while worldwide gross was less than $15 million.