Top 50 Western Movies Set In Africa
24.Astérix & Obélix: Mission Cléopâtre (Asterix and Obelix Meet Cleopatra) (2002)Egypt
Random Fact 1:After filming, costumes worn by main characters were sold at a charity auction for a child protection organization (Enfance et Partage).
Random Fact 2:When talking about the size of the sphinx’ nose, Gérard Depardieu says a line he said Cyrano de Bergerac (1990).
23.White Hunter Black Heart (1990)
Random Fact 1:The small steamboat that they used in the whitewater scene is the same boat that Humphrey Bogart’s character captained in The African Queen (1951). The boat used for the scenes in the rapids was electrically powered, but was made to appear to be steam-powered by fitting it with engines and motors developed by fxpert John Evans. The glass fibre boat was built in England and shipped to Zimbabwe especially for the movie.
Random Fact 2:Katharine Hepburn contested the accuracy of the film.
22.The Last King Of Scotland (2006)
Random Fact 1:On the DVD director’s commentary, Kevin Macdonald states that during filming of Idi Amin’s visit to the village near the mission, many of the local extras thought it was the real Idi Amin on stage giving speeches.
Random Fact 2:Idi Amin’s full title is as follows “His Excellency President for Life, Field Marshal Al Hadji Doctor Idi Amin, VC, DSO, MC, Lord of All the Beasts of the Earth and Fishes of the Sea, and Conqueror of the British Empire in Africa in General and Uganda in Particular”.
21.Millions (2004) Uganda
Random Fact 1:Instead of making cast and crew T-shirts, production donated the money to Water Aid, to build a well in Africa (like the family did in the film).
Random Fact 2:As of 2013, this is Danny Boyle’s only film without an R rating from the MPAA in the USA.
20.The Nun’s Story (1999) Belgian Congo (present-day Democratic Republic of the Congo)
Random Fact 1:This was one of Audrey Hepburn’s favorite of her films. It was also one of her most financially successful.
Random Fact 2:The film was shot on location in Rome, Bruges, Stanleyville and a real leper colony in the Congo.
19.Inception (2010) South Africa
Random Fact 1:If you take the first letters of the main characters’ names – Dom, Robert, Eames, Arthur, Mal and Saito – they spell “Dreams”. If you add Peter, Ariadne and Yusuf, the whole makes “Dreams Pay”, which is what they do for a mind thief.
Random Fact 2:In an interview with ‘Entertainment Weekly’, Christopher Nolan explained that he based roles of the Inception team similar to roles that are used in film-making – Cobb is the director, Arthur is the producer, Ariadne is the production designer, Eames is the actor, Saito is the studio, and Fischer is the audience. “In trying to write a team-based creative process, I wrote the one I know,” said Nolan.
18.Sans Soleil (Sunless) (1982) Guinea Bisseau
Random Fact 1:Sans Soleil contains some stock footage, clips from Japanese films and television, and a few excerpts from other films.
Random Fact 2:The original French version of Sans Soleil opens with the following quotation by Jean Racine from his tragedy Bajazet (1672):
“L’Éloignement des pays répare en quelque sorte la trop grande proximité des temps.”
(The distance between countries compensates somewhat for the excessive closeness of time.)