Mister Johnson

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Mister Johnson ★★★ 1991 (PG-13)

In 1923 Africa, an educated black man working for the British magistrate constantly finds himself in trouble, thanks to backfiring schemes. This highly enjoyable film from the director of “Driving Miss Daisy” suffers only from the underdevelopment of the intriguing lead character. Based on the novel by Joyce Cary. 105m/C VHS, DVD . Pierce Brosnan, Edward Woodward, Maynard Eziashi, Beatie Edney, Denis Quilley, Nick Reding; D: Bruce Beresford; W: Bruce Beresford, William Boyd; C: Peter James; M: Georges Delerue.