Ted Kramer's wife leaves him, allowing for a lost bond to be rediscovered between Ted and his son, Billy. But a heated custody battle ensues over the divorced couple's son, deepening the wounds left by the separation.
Follows the life of Karen Blixen, who establishes a plantation in Africa. Her life is Complicated by a husband of convenience (Bror Blixen), a true love (Denys), troubles on the plantation, schooling of the natives, war, and catching VD from her husband.Written by
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It is illegal to own a firearm in Kenya unless one goes through an extremely difficult process and then only if it is after a violent attack, in which case a license for a shotgun can be obtained. No handguns are allowed in private hands. The handgun that was shown in the film was an amazingly accurate reproduction in papier mache. As the law also forbids the ownership of toy or fake guns, this prop, along with all the other prop guns, had to be turned over to the government. An exception to this law was seen when the local Phoenix Players repertory group rented the Finch Hatton prop pistol for their stage production of Viva Mexico. See more »
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This film is a masterpiece in all aspects. Of course, it's not for those looking for action or a fast-paced plot -- this film allows you to meet and get to know the characters with their virtues and foibles. The cinematography is incredible and John Barry's score is matchless; one of the very few scores which would diminish a film if absent. Meryl Streep was robbed of the Oscar; her meticulous German/Danish accent was first-rate. If I had to name the weakest attribute of the film, it's the casting of Robert Redford as Denys. He did a fine job, and it was understandable that he was cast in that role, due to his bankability, but in reality, Denys was not American. Redford is a bit too all-American for this role, but it's a minor detraction. This film is my next purchase on DVD -- I've seen it dozens of times and I never tire of it.
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