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Movie night: Out of Africa(1985)

Hosted by the Consul of the London Talks & Networking Group
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Took place 1 month ago
Sun 14 Mar 19:00 - 22:00

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In 20th-century colonial Kenya, a Danish baroness/plantation owner has a passionate love affair with a free-spirited big-game hunter.

Karen Blixen recalls her past life in Africa where she moved in Protected content an unmarried wealthy Danish woman. After having been being spurned by her Swedish nobleman lover, she asks his brother Baron Bror Blixen to get married out of mutual convenience, and they move to the vicinity of Nairobi, British East Africa.
Using her funds, he is to set up a cattle ranch, with her joining him a few months later, at which time they will marry. En route to Nairobi, her train is hailed by a big-game hunter by the name of Denys Finch Hatton who knows her fiancé and entrusts his haul of ivory to her.
She is greeted at the train station by Farah, the Somali headman hired by Bror, who is nowhere to be found. She is taken to the recently founded Muthaiga Club. She enters the men-only bar to ask for her husband and, because of her gender, is asked to leave. Karen and Bror marry before the day is out, with her becoming Baroness Blixen.
She then learns that Bror has changed their agreed-upon plan, and has spent her money on establishing a coffee farm. She quickly learns that the farm is at too high an elevation to offer much of a chance of success. She needs Bror's help in building and managing this farm, but his interest is more in guiding game hunting safaris than in farming and he refuses.

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