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Mister Johnson (Criterion Collection)

Mister Johnson (Criterion Collection)

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Criterion Blu-ray. 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.

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    Title: Mister Johnson (Criterion Collection)
    Genre: Drama
    Starring: Maynard Eziashi, Pierce Brosnan, Edward Woodward
    Director: Bruce Beresford
    Attributes: Subtitled, Widescreen
    Release Date: 9/22/2015
    Original Year: 1991
    Product Type: Blu-ray
    Rated: PG13
    Catalog #: 2533
    UPC: 715515156912
    Item #: 1506072X

    Technical Information

    Street Date: 9/22/2015
    Closed Caption: Yes
    Run Time: 102 minutes
    Studio: Criterion