I Dreamed of Africa


1h 52m 2000

Brief Synopsis

If you had a chance to pick up, leaving everything you knew and trusted behind, for a completely new life filled with exotic surroundings, unimaginable hardships and unknowable danger, would you do it? Kuki Gallman, a beautiful, inquisitive woman, escapes her comfortable yet monotonous life in Italy

Film Details

Also Known As
Je rêvais de l'Afrique
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2000
Production Company
Abbey Road Studios; Columbia Pictures; Moonlighting Filmmakers Pty/Ltd; Peter Govey Film Opticals; Pinewood Studios, Ltd.; The Mill
Distribution Company
Sony Pictures Releasing; Buena Vista International; Cts; Sony Pictures Home Entertainment; Sony Pictures Releasing; Sony Pictures Releasing International; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International
Location
KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa; Johannesburg, South Africa; Venice, Italy

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 52m

Synopsis

If you had a chance to pick up, leaving everything you knew and trusted behind, for a completely new life filled with exotic surroundings, unimaginable hardships and unknowable danger, would you do it? Kuki Gallman, a beautiful, inquisitive woman, escapes her comfortable yet monotonous life in Italy to start anew in the wilds of Africa with her son Emanuele and her new husband Paolo. Though first in awe of the incredible power of nature and the sense of freedom in the wild countryside, Kuki soon discovers that life in rural Africa is not a fairy tale existence. Wild elephants and lions roam the land unhindered; devastating storms destroy all in their path; and desperate poachers ruthlessly murder endangered animals. Yet through the most trying of setbacks, Kuki emerges resilient, filled with strength and desire to take life on lovingly and fearlessly.

Crew

George Acogny

Song Arranger ("Vuma Mchira (Traditional)")

Phil Adams

Stunts

Jonathan Allen

Other

Philip Alton

Dialogue Editor (South Africa)

Shaheen Baig

Casting Assistant

Terry Bamber

Unit Production Manager

Jonathan Benson

1st Assistant Director

Stanley Brossette

Unit Publicist

Laura Cappato

Production Coordinator (Italy)

Inti Carboni

2nd Assistant Director (Italy)

Grant Carr

Wardrobe Assistant

Jack Carter

Construction Coordinator

Jo Casserley

Assistant Hair & Make-Up

Guido Cerasuolo

Production Supervisor (Italy)

Digo Chant

Song ("Vuma Mchira (Traditional)")

Ed Colyer

Foley Mixer (South Africa)

Luke Cornell

Animal Wrangler

Jason Costelloe

1st Assistant Film Editor (South Africa)

Lorenzo Da Ponte

Other

Graham Daniel

Re-Recording Mixer (South Africa)

Matthew Desorgher

Boom Operator

Jeannine Dominy

Screenwriter

Brent Dowe

Song ("Rivers Of Babylon")

Mike Dowson

Re-Recording Mixer (South Africa)

Dina Eaton

Music Editor

Dale Edwards

Transportation Captain

Egon Endrenyi

Stills Photographer

Jane English

Kim Basinger'S Body Makeup

Jaco Espach

Unit Manager (South Africa)

Frank Farian

Song ("Rivers Of Babylon")

Sue Field

Script Supervisor

Antony Ford

2nd Assistant Director

Ian Fuller

Supervising Sound Editor (South Africa)

Kuki Gallmann

Based On Book ("I Dreamed Of Africa")

Kuki Gallmann

Production Consultant

Mitch Gordon

Other

Rhona Gordon

Other

Lucinda Gould

Assistant (To Allyn Stewart)

Maggie Gray

Set Decorator

Pauline Griffiths

Foley Artist (South Africa)

Tarn Harper

Post-Production Accountant (South Africa)

David Harris

Special Effects Supervisor

Mike Higham

Music Editor

Sally Hilton

Assistant (To Hugh Hudson & Stanley R Jaffe)

Elizabeth Himelstein

Dialect Coach

Simon Hume

Production Mixer

Peter Hunt

Colour Grader

Stanley R. Jaffe

Producer

Maurice Jarre

Music; Music Composer & Conductor

Mark Joubert

Set Dresser

Gene Kelly

Production Accountant

Istvan Kertesz

Conductor ("Voi Che Sapete (From 'Le Nozze Di Figaro')" (Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra))

Christopher Lloyd

Assistant Film Editor (South Africa)

Derek Lomas

Sound Effects Editor (South Africa)

Bernard Lutic

Director Of Photography

Doris Lutz

Music Coordinator

Keith Mason

1st Assistant Film Editor (South Africa)

William Masuku

Assistant Chief Lighting Technician

Delbert Mcclinton

Song Performer ("Givin' It Up For Your Love")

Pat Mccorkle

Casting (Usa)

James A Mcnaughton

Song ("Rivers Of Babylon")

Ray Merrin

Re-Recording Mixer (South Africa)

Boniface Mganga

Conductor ("Kaung'A Yachee (Traditional)" (Muungano National Choir/Kenya))

Boniface Mganga

Song Arranger

Paula Milne

Screenwriter

Ishmael Moeng

2nd Grip

Johannes Mokonyama

Key Grip

Massimo Monico

Production Manager (Italy)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Music ("Voi Che Sapete (From 'Le Nozze Di Figaro')")

Caroline Noble

Key Makeup & Key Hair

Mike O'farrell

Catering

Donna O'neal

Kim Basinger'S Wardrobe

Ayub Ogada

Song Performer ("Ondiek" "Obiero")

Ayub Ogada

Song

Geoffrey Oryema

Song Performer ("Kel Kweyo")

Geoffrey Oryema

Song

Penelope Perry

Production Coordinator

Grahame Peters

Sound Effects Editor (South Africa)

Richard Pointing

Wardrobe Supervisor

Patsy Pollock

Casting (United Kingdom)

Sam Putter

Production Coordinator

Alistair Rae

Camera Operator

George Reyam

Song ("Rivers Of Babylon")

Jay Roberts

1st Assistant Accountant

Patrick Russ

Assistant (To Composer)

Shirley Russell

Costume Designer

Lance Samuels

2nd Assistant Director (South Africa)

Andrew Sanders

Production Designer

Michael Saxton

Post-Production Supervisor (South Africa)

Christa Schamberger

Casting (South Africa)

John D Schofield

Co-Producer

Ben Scott

Art Director

Elliot Sewape

Chief Lighting Technician

Alan Shearer

Production Supervisor (South Africa)

Susan Shilliday

Screenwriter

Ronnie Specter

Kim Basinger'S Makeup Artist

Clive Stafford

Location Manager

Allyn Stewart

Producer

Mitch Stone

Kim Basinger'S Hairdresser

Richard Strauss

Music ("I'M Abendrot")

Ruth Sullivan

Foley Artist (South Africa)

Mark Taylor

Re-Recording Mixer (South Africa)

Scott Thomas

Editor

Scott Thomas

Editor

Laura Ullyett

Other

Joseph Von Eichendorff

Music ("I'M Abendrot")

Jason White

Stunt Coordinator

Arthur Wicks

Property Master

Jerry Lynn Williams

Song ("Givin' It Up For Your Love")

Clive Winter

Production Mixer

Marc Wolff

Aerial Unit Coordinator

Yvonne Yaconelli

Production Supervisor

Film Details

Also Known As
Je rêvais de l'Afrique
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2000
Production Company
Abbey Road Studios; Columbia Pictures; Moonlighting Filmmakers Pty/Ltd; Peter Govey Film Opticals; Pinewood Studios, Ltd.; The Mill
Distribution Company
Sony Pictures Releasing; Buena Vista International; Cts; Sony Pictures Home Entertainment; Sony Pictures Releasing; Sony Pictures Releasing International; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International
Location
KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa; Johannesburg, South Africa; Venice, Italy

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 52m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Spring May 5, 2000

Released in United States on Video August 29, 2000

Released in United States on Video September 29, 2000

Based on the life story of Kuki Gallmann, an Italian expatriate who became a leading wildlife advocate in Africa.

Began shooting August 29, 1998.

Completed shooting November 20, 1998.

Released in United States Spring May 5, 2000

Released in United States on Video August 29, 2000

Released in United States on Video September 29, 2000