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Mister Johnson

5.3
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Original title
Mister Johnson
Year
Running time
102 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
Screenwriter
William Boyd (Novel: Joyce Cary)
Music
Georges Delerue
Cinematography
Peter James
Cast
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Producer
Avenue Pictures
Genre
Drama | Africa. 1920s. Colonialism. Racism
Synopsis / Plot
In 1923 British Colonial Nigeria, Mister Johnson is an oddity -- an educated black man who doesn't really fit in with the natives or the British. He works for the local British magistrate, and considers himself English, though he has never been to England. He is always scheming, trying to get ahead, which lands him in a lot of hot water.
Awards
1991: Berlin Film Festival: Silver Bear for Best Actor (Maynard Eiziachi)
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