Cover image for Mister Johnson
Title:
Mister Johnson
Author:
Beresford, Bruce, film director.
Edition:
Director-approved DVD special edition.
Publication Information:
[Irvington, N.Y.] : The Criterion Collection, [2015]
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (101 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
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.
General Note:
Based on a 1939 novel by Joyce Cary.

DVD release of the 1990 motion picture.

Special features: Bruce Beresford (the director recounts his experiences making the film); Michael Fitzgerald (the producer looks back on his journey making the film); Maynard Eziashi (the actor describes the experience of his first starring role); Pierce Brosnan (the actor recalls making the film); Trailer. Insert includes an essay by film scholar Neil Sinyard.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
MPAA rating: PG-13.
ISBN:
9781681430522
UPC:
715515157018
Format :
DVD