A study of the life of Danish noblewoman and storyteller Karen ('Isak') Dinesen Blixen, from her marriage and departure for Kenya in 1913 until her return to Denmark in 1931. As she struggles to maintain a coffee farm through various struggles and disasters, and strives to improve relations with the local natives, her marriage of convenience to a titled aristocrat gradually gives way to an enduring romance with the noted hunter and adventurer Denys Finch Hatton.
Meryl Streep ... Karen Blixen
Robert Redford ... Denys Finch Hatton
Klaus Maria Brandauer ... Bror Blixen / Hans Blixen
Michael Kitchen ... Berkeley Cole
Malick Bowens ... Farah