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Genre  Adventure, Drama, Romance
Initial DVD release  August 29, 2000
Country  United States
5.6/10 IMDb

Director  Hugh Hudson
Story by  Kuki Gallmann
Language  English
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Release date  May 5, 2000 (2000-05-05)
Based on  I Dreamed of Africa 1991 novel  by Kuki Gallman
Writer  Kuki Gallmann (book), Paula Milne (screenplay), Susan Shilliday (screenplay)
Cast  Kim Basinger (Kuki Gallmann), Vincent Pérez (Paolo Gallmann), Liam Aiken (7-Year-Old Emanuele), Daniel Craig (Declan Fielding), Eva Marie Saint (Franca)
Similar movies  Beasts of No Nation, The Lion King, Madagascar, Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, The Jungle Book, The Ghost and the Darkness
Tagline  Sometimes the adventure of a lifetime becomes life itself.

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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.


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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.


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  • 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
  • Soundtrack

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    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).

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    It was also a huge financial flop; its budget was $50 million while worldwide gross was less than $15 million.

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