#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – The witty Nonni and the stuck-up city-boy Harry are the only ones to survive a massacre of a gang of poachers among the gamekeeper’s family on his lonesome farm in the savanna. Now the ruthless murderers are after them as the only witnesses. Without a means of transportation, the only way to escape is to walk through two thousand kilometers of Kalahari desert with the help of the African bushman Xhabbo. On the months-long journey ahead, they not only become good friends against their differences, but also realize that every one of them has strength and skills that are required to survive.
Plot: Thrown together under incredible circumstances, two strangers must discover courage and strength when they begin a journey across the treacherous African desert! Equipped only with their wits and the expertise of a native bushman who befriends them, they are determined to triumph over impossible odds and reach their destination. But along the way, the trio face a primitive desert wilderness.
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> The Kalahari adventure!
If you are a Disney live-action film fan, you won’t disappoint with it. It comes between the regular Disney films and Disney nature films. It sets in somewhere in the Namibia and takes us with to a great adventure which is more like a documentary film than a film with a story. Actually, there was a small story, mostly on the opening and the end part and the rest of the film was a foot journey like ‘The Way Back’. Based on the book of the same name about a girl and a boy who team up with a bushman to cross the Kalahari desert after their family was attacked by the poachers.
I did not know anything about it, so I expected nothing. But I thought of ‘The Gods Must be Crazy’, since it is not a comedy, I prepared for something new. I really liked the film, but not that much. Spectacular African landscapes, and awesome performances by everyone. I would have loved it if a few more wild animals participated in it, after all African flavour means that’s what we all anticipate, especially the children. So from that perspective, it is slightly a disappointment, but not much. Other than that it is a fine family film from a trusted production house.
Starts off a little rocky, but once it gets going ‘A Far Off Place’ is very good.
It’s exactly what you’d want from an adventure drama. The adventure is a grand one, while the drama is certainly in there from beginning to end. The stuff in the Kalahari Desert looks neat, with it being filmed across Namibia and Zimbabwe. James Horner’s score, meanwhile, fits.
The main reason for the iffy start is the acting. Reese Witherspoon (Nonnie) and Ethan Embry (Harry) aren’t great in the opening 15-25 minutes, especially Embry. However, thankfully, once they are left to go on into the 100 minute run time they become decent to watch. Sarel Bok (Xhabbo) and Maximilian Schell (Theron) are good too. The villains are forgettable and plain, but that doesn’t hamper proceedings in my opinion.
It shows off the nastiness of ivory hunting well, especially with one scene nearer the start. The conclusion isn’t anything astonishing, but I feel it works suitably enough. Overall, I can say I had an enjoyable experience watching this.
An Inspiring Journey
There are so many things I love about this movie. The score is wonderful, and the actors reveal human depth without dragging us through tiresome dialogue. They learn compassion, selflessness, and perseverance. Even though the plot starts out familiar; two kids at odds with each other, on their own, the film doesn’t fall into a rut. instead it presents a refreshing uniqueness with it’s quality. It inspires without trying too hard, something most movies fail at horribly. I’m surprised this film is so obscure, but considering how good it is, maybe it isn’t.
A wonderful movie for adults and children
If only more movies were made to this standard. I saw this movie in the theatre when it first came out, and it was one of the first videotapes I bought. The photography is beautiful. The actors, especially Sarel Bok, are great. I liked that Nonnie became the main character in the movie. The combination of the books A Story Like the Wind and A Far Off Place is seamless in this movie treatment. And the translation from book to screen is near perfect. The spirit of the stories is maintained. The children I have watched this movie with have thoroughly enjoyed it, and we have had very interesting discussions on the themes of protecting wildlife, the environment and the qualities necessary to persevere when faced with life’s difficulties and choices.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 40 min (100 min), 1 hr 45 min (105 min) (Argentina), 1 hr 47 min (107 min) (Germany), 1 hr 45 min (105 min) (Spain), 1 hr 48 min (108 min) (USA)
Genre Adventure, Drama, Family
Director Mikael Salomon
Writer Lourens van der Post, Robert Caswell, Jonathan Hensleigh
Actors Reese Witherspoon, Ethan Embry, Jack Thompson
Country United States, United Kingdom
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby SR
Aspect Ratio 2.39 : 1, 2.35 : 1
Camera Panavision Panaflex Cameras, Panavision Primo Lenses
Laboratory Rank Film Laboratories, Denham, UK, Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA (prints)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm (Eastman EXR 50D 5245, EXR 100T 5248, EXR 500T 5296, 250D 5297)
Cinematographic Process Panavision (anamorphic)
Printed Film Format 35 mm