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Flame Trees of Thika, The


Flame Trees of Thika, The

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Item Number:
AAE-71825
Price:
$39.95
Format:
2 DVD
Length:
350 min.
Copyright:
n/a
Closed Caption:
No
Producer:
A & E Entertainment
Summary:
When a young Edwardian family leaves the shores of England to build a home in the wilderness of East Africa, what they encounter is beyond their imagination, but forever remembered through the eyes of their 11-year-old daughter.

Based on the beloved memoir by Elspeth Huxley, THE FLAME TREES OF THIKA brings to life the color and adventure of turn-of-the-century Kenya. In 1913, Robin (David Robb) and Tilly Grant (Hayley Mills) arrive in Kenya with the dream of transforming a barren plot of land into a thriving coffee plantation. But torrential rains, relentless insects and murderous animals, as well as relations with natives and other settlers, challenge their ambitions. Will England call them back? Or will the wide-eyed wonder of young Elspeth (Holly Aird) help unlock the mysteries of a foreign land and open the doors into the pleasures and rewards of a new home?

From the creator of Upstairs, Downstairs, THE FLAME TREES OF THIKA is an enchanting, critically acclaimed mini-series featuring all seven episodes authentically shot on location.

DVD Features: Elspeth Huxley Biography and Bibliography; Cast Biographies; Interactive Menus; Scene Selection




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