Top 50 Western Movies Set In Africa
38.Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) Egypt,Tunisia
Random Fact 1:During filming in Tunisia, nearly everyone in the cast and crew got sick, except director Steven Spielberg. It is thought that he avoided illness by eating only the food he’d brought with him: cans and cans of Spaghetti-O’s.
Random Fact 2:Indiana Jones’s hat came from the famous Herbert Johnson hat shop in Saville Row, London. The hat was the shop’s Australian model. On the Bonus Features DVD, costume designer Deborah Nadoolman said that in order to properly age the hat, she grabbed and twisted the hat, then she and Harrison Ford both sat on it, and it eventually looked like “a very lived-in and well-loved” hat.
37.Beau Travail (1999) Djibouti
Random Fact 1:Michel Subor previously played Bruno Forestier 37 years earlier in Godard’s Le Petit Soldat (1963).
Random Fact 2:Directed by Claire Denis the movies is based on Herman Melville’s 1888 novella Billy Budd.
36.White Mischief (1987) Kenya
Random Fact 1.Obtaining funding for the film was difficult and only achieved when David Puttnam became head of Columbia and agreed to provide the balance
Random Fact 2. Adaptation of the events of the Happy Valley murder case in Kenya in 1941, when Sir Henry “Jock” Delves Broughton was tried for the murder of Josslyn Hay, Earl of Erroll.
35.Death on the Nile (1978) Egypt
Random Fact 1:Filming had to be stopped every day at noon for around two hours because temperatures reached around the 130 degrees Fahrenheit mark at that time. To accommodate this, make-up calls were scheduled for 4 am with filming starting at 6 am. On this, veteran actress Bette Davis once quipped: “In the older days, they’d have built the Nile for you. Nowadays, films have become travelogues and actors stunt men”.
Random Fact 2:Aboard ship, no one was allowed his or her own dressing room, so Bette Davis, Maggie Smith, and Angela Lansbury all shared a room.
34.OSS 117: Le Caire Nid d’Espions (OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies) (2006) Egypt, Morocco
Random Fact 1:Scenes of this film were shot in Casablanca, Morocco, at the “Habuse”, a tourist area with many shops as well as homes, with small alleyways. The shopkeepers were paid a days projected income to close shop for the day.
Random Fact 2:The German title of this film, “OSS 117 – Der Spion, der sich liebte”, is a prank on the James Bond film The Spy Who Loved Me (1977). It literally means “OSS 117 – The Spy Who Loved Himself”.
33.Lost Boys of Sudan (2003)
Random Fact 1:The documentary’s title “Lost Boys of Sudan” was originally the name given to the group of Southern Sudanese youth by United Nations aid workers who were monitoring their flight from Sudan
Random Fact 2: Filmmakers Megan Mylan and Jon Shenk follow two Dinka boys from Sudan, Santino Majok Chuor and Peter Nyarol Dut, who reached the United States after fleeing the civil war in their country.
32.Cairo Time (2009) Egypt
Random Fact 1:Filmed in Cairo, Egypt in about 25 days. Temperatures on average were 37 degrees Celsius.
Random Fact 2:Won the Best Canadian Feature Film Award at the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival.