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The Flame Trees of Thika (1981)
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The Flame Trees of Thika (1981)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Elspeth and her unconventional parents decide to settle down in Kenya and begin a coffee plantation. This is a time of discovery for Elspeth, as she encounters the incredible beauty and cruelty of nature, and new friendships with both Africans and British expatriates. A side plot involves the beautiful and bored British Lettice Palmer who enters into an affair with a handsome safari guide. Eventually, however, the excitement of Elspeth's life is disrupted by the onset of WW I, and the changes it brings
Style: serious, realistic, inter cultural
Plot: world war one, safari, plantation, adventure, youth, racism, orphan, starting over, hopes, society, couples, small town life, animal life, dealing with death, opposites attract, introspection, small town, escapades, wilderness, coming of age, imperialism, hunter, family relations, wildlife, railway ...
Time: 1910s
Place: kenya, africa

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