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Storyline:   In "Mister Johnson 1990," set in colonial Nigeria during the late 1920s, the story revolves around the titular character, Mister Johnson, a charismatic and ambitious African clerk working for British colonial officers. Despite facing discrimination and limited opportunities due to his race, Mister Johnson dreams of improving his social status and earning the respect of the British authorities. As the narrative unfolds, Mister Johnson becomes entangled in a series of schemes and misadventures in his quest to climb the social ladder. He forms a complex relationship with Harry Rudbeck, a British district officer who sees potential in Mister Johnson but also exploits him for personal gain.

Driven by his desire for recognition and acceptance, Mister Johnson navigates a precarious balance between his loyalty to the British colonial administration and his allegiance to his African heritage. Along the way, he makes both friends and enemies within the local community, challenging the status quo and confronting the injustices of colonial rule. The film explores themes of identity, ambition, and the clash of cultures in a colonial setting. Through Mister Johnson's journey, viewers are confronted with the complexities of power dynamics and the consequences of colonialism on both individuals and communities.
Mister Johnson
Year : 1990
Genre : Drama
IMDB Rating: 7
Director: Bruce Beresford
Top Billing Cast:  Pierce Brosnan as Harry Rudbeck Beatie Edney as Celia Rudbeck Edward Woodward as Sargy Gollup Steve James as Aliu

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Mister Johnson Trivia

  1. Bruce Beresford, the director, previously lived in Africa, where he crafted several short films during his early days as a filmmaker.
  2. Maynard Eziashi, the lead actor, earned the Silver Bear award for Best Actor at the 41st International Berlin Film Festival in 1991 for his role in the movie.
  3. Set in 1923, the film unfolds in West Africa amidst a clash between British imperialists and a clever black protagonist.
  4. The star billing features Maynard Eziashi in the lead, followed by Pierce Brosnan and Edward Woodward.
  5. Joyce Cary, the author of the source material, regarded "Mister Johnson" as his favorite among his written works.
  6. The titular character, Mister Johnson, remains anonymous throughout the narrative.
  7. Bruce Beresford's journey with Joyce Cary's novel began in the 1960s during his time in Nigeria, culminating in the film adaptation years later.
  8. The film adaptation was released 34 years after the stage play based on the same novel premiered on Broadway.
  9. Beresford faced logistical challenges while filming in Nigeria but managed to create an immersive experience, aided by interpreters and his knowledge of Hausa.
  10. "Mister Johnson" holds a place in the Criterion Collection as spine #774.
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