Watch It

On DVD: Now | On Blu-ray: TBD

A Far Off Place Details


The directorial debut of Academy Award-nominated cinematographer Mikael Salomon (Mikael Salomon), A Far Off Place is based on a pair of books by novelist Laurens Van der Post. Reese Witherspoon stars as Nonnie Parker, a young girl living on an African game preserve with her parents. Ethan Embry is Harry Winslow, the snooty son of a visiting dignitary. When Nonnie and Harry witness the murder of their parents at the hands of ruthless poachers, they suddenly find themselves braving the harsh Kalahari Desert in an attempt to escape the gang. Along the way, the pair encounters a bushman called Xhabbo (Sarel Bok) who shows them how to survive in the barren desert. Forced to work together to survive, Nonnie and Harry learn to overcome their differences and become friends. ~ Matthew Tobey, Rovi


Reese Witherspoon
as Nonnie Parker
Jack Thompson
as John Ricketts
Sarel Bok
as Xhabbo
Maximilian Schell
as Colonel Mopani Theron
Robert John Burke
as Paul Parker
Patricia Kalember
as Elizabeth Parker
Daniel Gerroll
as John Winslow
John Indi
as Bamuthi
Charles Pillai
as Mr. Tang
Fidelis Cheza
as Tracker
Ethan Randall
Sally Stiner
Miles Anderson
as Jardin
Shari Rhodes
Andrew Whaley
as Warden Gerald


Mikael Salomon
Gerald R. Molen
Robert Caswell
Sally Robinson
Laurens Van der Post
Book Author
Jonathan Hensleigh
Juan Ruiz-Anchia
James Horner
Composer (Music Score)
Ray Lovejoy
Gemma Jackson
Production Designer
Carine Tredgold
Art Director
William W. Wilson III
Jerry Molen
Executive Producer
Frank Marshall
Executive Producer
Kathleen Kennedy
Executive Producer
Ian White
Set Designer
Rosemary Burrows
Costume Designer
Michael Zimbrich
First Assistant Director
Ian Fox
Camera Operator