Recalling WALKABOUT, this adventure takes two youngsters and a native on a perilous desert trek. As WALKABOUT did for Nicolas Roeg, A FAR OFF PLACE marks the feature directing debut of ace Danish cinematographer, Mikael Salomon (THE ABYSS, BACKDRAFT, ALWAYS). However, here the
resemblances end. PLACE is as thin and unsatisfying as WALKABOUT was rich and absorbing.
Botswana. The teenage daughter of a game commissioner and his wife (Robert Burke, Patricia Kalember), Nonnie (Reese Witherspoon) wants to join radical conservationist Mopani (Maximilian Schell) in hunting down ivory poachers. Standing in her way is a family friend from New York City (Daniel