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A film much overlooked,
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This review is from: Mister Johnson [DVD]  [US Import] [NTSC] (DVD)
This film first came to my notice as an offering on Satellite TV. From the word go it was obvious this film had been overlooked and/or underrated by the critics such was it's impact.
Maynard Eziashi is excellent as Mr Johnson, the black but white suited clerk to Mr Rubeck (Pierce Brosnan). He portrays a black man who is proud to be British and even looks down on his fellow Africans as "trash". Anything English (including whiskey) is "just like back home" eventhough he obviously has never been to europe.
His guile in ensuring funds are siphoned from various government funds in order to finish a road is as endearing as it is ridiculous. In the end an incident with a store owner (Edward Woodward) ensures a sad conclusion but perhaps the beautiful music at this point reminds us of the man they called Mr Johnson.