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Title Mister Johnson
Published Criterion Collection/Janus Films, 1990
[San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2016
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Description 1 online resource (streaming video file) (102 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
Summary A decade after he broke through with Breaker Morant, Australian director Bruce Beresford made another acclaimed film about the effects of colonialism on the individual. In a performance that earned him the Berlin Film Festival's Silver Bear for best actor, Maynard Eziashi plays the title character, a Nigerian villager eager to work as a civil servant for the British authorities, including a sympathetic district officer (Pierce Brosnan), in the hope that it will benefit him in the future. Instead, his ambition leads to his tragic downfall.. Mister Johnson, based on the 1939 novel by Joyce Cary, is a graceful, heartfelt drama about the limits of idealism, affectingly acted and handsomely shot
Notes In Process Record
Title from title frames
Event Originally produced by Criterion Collection/Janus Films in 1990
Notes Mode of access: World Wide Web
In English
Subject Motion pictures.
Genre/Form Feature films.
Video recordings.
Form Streaming video
Author Criterion Collection/Janus Films (Firm), distributor
Kanopy (Firm), distributor