The Trail of the Wind - The Last Great Adventure

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German title The Trail of the Wind - The Last Great Adventure
Original title A Far Off Place
Country of production United States
original language English
Publishing year 1993
length 107 minutes
Age rating FSK 12
Director Mikael Salomon
script Robert Caswell ,
Jonathan Hensleigh ,
Sally Robinson ,
Laurens van der Post
production Eva Monley ,
Elaine Sparhawk
music James Horner
camera Juan Ruiz Anchía
cut Ray Lovejoy

The Trail of the Wind - The Final Great Adventure is the title of an adventure film produced by Amblin Entertainment and Walt Disney Pictures in 1993 . For the now internationally known actress Reese Witherspoon , this film was the breakthrough.


Nonnie Parker is a 14-year-old girl who lives with her parents on a farm on the edge of the Kalahari Desert in South Africa . She admires the gamekeeper Mopani Theron, with whom she often travels the steppe and who one day prevents a group of poachers from killing a herd of elephants. One day Nonnie meets New York city boy Harry Winslow, who is about the same age and who is on vacation with his father on the farm. The two youngsters don't understand each other at first. While Harry is a typical city person, withdrawn and has nothing to do with the nature of the desert, Nonnie is more open-minded about life. When the two youngsters are sitting around the campfire with the San Xhabbo one evening, the farm is attacked by poachers who were once prevented from poaching by Mohpani. The farm is burned down, and both Nonnie's parents and Harry's father are killed. The poachers, whose leader is John Ricketts, discover the presence of the children. They have to flee and therefore decide to go to the next town with the help of the San Xhabbo. However, this means a forced march of over 2000 kilometers across the Kalahari. Two initially different characters have to put their differences aside on the journey and try to survive together.


The lexicon of international films judged the film to be an adventure film staged for “young viewers” and “dramaturgically [...] unbalanced” . Nevertheless, he offers "for his target group [...] appealing entertainment with sometimes impressive pictures"

The German Film and Media Assessment FBW in Wiesbaden awarded the film the rating particularly valuable.

Background information

The film was shot on locations in Namibia and Zimbabwe between May and September 1992 . It premiered on March 12, 1993 in the USA; The film was shown in German-speaking countries from August 26, 1993. However, it proved to be unsuccessful, as it only made about $ 12.8 million in box office income, and in 1993 came only 93rd place for the most successful films of the year.

Voice actor

The voice actors for the German version:

Individual evidence

  1. The Trail of the Wind - The Last Great Adventure. In: Lexicon of International Films . Film service , accessed March 2, 2017 .Template: LdiF / Maintenance / Access used 
  2. Info on, January 1, 2009.
  3. The trace of the wind. Retrieved October 27, 2015 .

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