PG | | Biography, Drama, Romance
In 20th-century colonial Kenya, a Danish baroness/plantation owner has a passionate love affair with a free-spirited big-game hunter.
Meryl Streep was extremely nervous throughout the hair-washing scene, which was shot close to some very territorial hippopotamus.
It's an odd feeling, farewell. There is such envy in it. Men go off to be tested, for courage. And if we're tested at all, it's for patience, for doing without, for how well we can endure loneliness.
When Denys Finch-Hatton brings a record player to Karen Blixen's home, he lowers his hand and the sound volume decreases. Volume was set at recording time, not at playback.
Network TV version features additional footage not included in theatrical release.
$3,637,290 (USA) (22 December 1985)