but some colonial/"white girl in exotic land" favorites include:
they stole a lot from the classic (and every mother's favorite) out of africa, with the talented meryl streep and dreamy robert redford:
her wedding outfit is just incredible!!!!! you must see it if you haven't!
the german film, nowhere in africa, is another stunning drama that i loved, the story of a jewish family fleeing the nazi regime and struggling to restart their lives in kenya:
the painted veil, with edward norton and naomi watts, is also very good, moving from the oft utilized africa to the often neglected asia! i saw it on the plane (ok, anything is good on the plane) and the costumes were stately & the scenery in china is....epic! a beautiful film!
GO SEE 'EM!!!