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Mister Johnson

Spine #774



Release:
Sep 22, 2015
$29.95

Number of Discs: 1

Specs
  • 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • English Stereo
  • English subtitles

Mister Johnson

Other Versions:

Blu-ray


Directed By: Bruce Beresford
Starring: Maynard Eziashi, Pierce Brosnan, Edward Woodward
Licensor: Janus Films

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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.

Supplements
  • New interviews with Beresford, producer Michael Fitzgerald, and actors Maynard Eziashi and Pierce Brosnan
  • Trailer

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