Top 50 Western Movies Set In Africa
44.Black Hawk Down (2001) Somalia
Random Fact 1:A large number of the actors who played American soldiers are actually from different countries. The list includes: Ewan McGregor (Scottish), Eric Bana (Australian), Kim Coates (Canadian), Ioan Gruffudd (Welsh), Ewen Bremner (Scottish), Jason Isaacs (English), Zeljko Ivanek (Slovenian), Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Danish), Tom Hardy (English), Matthew Marsden (English), Orlando Bloom (English)and Hugh Dancy (I) (English).Filming location was actually in Morocco.
Random Fact 2: On the last day of their week long Army Ranger orientation at Fort Benning, the actors who portrayed the Rangers received a letter which had been anonymously slipped under their door. The letter thanked them for all their hard work, and asked them to “tell our story true”, signed with the names of the Rangers who died in the Mogadishu firefight.
43.Die Weisse Massai (The White Massai) (2005) Kenya
Random Fact 1:The cast and crew lived in tents among the Samburu during the entire shoot. They also studied their language and customs.
Random fact 2: The film is based upon an autobiographical novel by the German born writer Corinne Hofmann.
42.Paradise: Love (2013) Kenya
Random Fact 1:The origin of the film was a screenplay Ulrich Seidl wrote with his wife Veronika Franz, consisting of six stories about Westerners who travel to Third World countries as tourists. Sex tourism became a recurring motif in the script.
Random Fact 2: Ulrich Seidl, the director, considered setting the story in other parts of the world where female sex tourism is common, but chose Kenya, and Africa, partially because the colonial history would add another layer to the film.
41.Wodaabe – Die Hirten der Sonne. Nomaden am Südrand der Sahara (Herdsmen of the Sun) (1988)
Random Fact 1: Directed by Werner Herzog, this made for TV documentary film explores the social rituals and cultural celebrations of the Saharan nomadic Wodaabe tribe.
Random Fact 2:Pointed focus is given to the Gerewol celebration, which features an elaborate male beauty contest to win wives.
40.King Solomon’s Mines (1937)
Random Fact 1: Some exteriors were shot on location in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, using stand-ins for the lead actors. No cast members traveled to South Africa from England to work on the film.
Random Fact 2: The film changes Allan Quatermain’s name to Allan Quartermain. It is because of this film, in which Anna Lee appears, that one of the characters in the soap opera “General Hospital” was named Allan Quartermain. Anna Lee, who played Lila Quartermain, the matriarch of the family on the show, requested it.
39.Casino Royale (2006) Madagascar
Random Fact 1:Daniel Craig actually rejected the part of James Bond a year before as he had felt that the series had settled into a standard formula. He changed his mind when he read the finished script.
Random Fact 2:The location used in the Bahamas as the Madagascar Construction site was an abandoned hotel site at Coral Harbour that was under construction 30 years ago. It was used to film hotel rooms for the 1965 James Bond movie Thunderball (1965) and it was also used for the 1977 Bond film The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) as a camera platform with models and workshops. It is now part of a military base.