A Nigerian villager is eager to work as a civil servant for the British authorities, including a sympathetic district officer, in the hopes that it will benefit him in the future. Instead, his ambition leads to his tragic downfall. Mister Johnson, based on a 1939 novel by Joyce Cary, is a graceful, heartfelt drama about the limits of idealism, affectingly acted and handsomely shot.
Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs)
Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs) ; 774. DVD.
Criterion collection ; 774
Civil service -- Drama.
Great Britain -- Colonies -- Africa -- Drama.
Male friendship -- Drama.
Nigeria -- Social life and customs -- Drama.
Brosnan, Pierce, actor.
Cary, Joyce, 1888-1957. Mister Johnson. [DVD].
Criterion Collection (Firm), publisher.
Eziashi, Maynard, actor.
Fitzgerald, Michael, (Producer)
Woodward, Edward, 1930-2009, actor.