A Good Man in Africa
|A Good Man in Africa|
|Directed by||Bruce Beresford|
|Produced by||John Fiedler
|Screenplay by||William Boyd|
|Based on||A Good Man in Africa
by William Boyd
Louis Gossett Jr.
|Music by||John Du Prez|
|Editing by||Jim Clark|
South African Breweries
|Distributed by||Gramercy Pictures (US)
|Running time||94 min|
Morgan Leafy is a British diplomat and works in the small African state of Kinjanja, in the process of decolonisation. Arthur Fanshawe, a new member of the Commission, brings Leafy the news that oil has just been discovered in Kinjanja. For the British to obtain the benefits of such unexpected news, they must maintain good relations with the man who appears likely to be the next president of Kinjanja, Sam Adekunle. But a diplomatic crisis occurs: a woman dies at the High Commission and the British want to prolong the native burial honors for several days.
- Colin Friels as Morgan Leafy
- Sean Connery as Dr. Alex Murray
- John Lithgow as Arthur Fanshawe
- Diana Rigg as Chloe Fanshawe
- Louis Gossett Jr. as Prof. Sam Adekunle
- Joanne Whalley as Celia Adekunle
- Sarah-Jane Fenton as Priscilla Fanshawe
- Simon Laverie as Dr. Alex Murray's Son
Focus Features released an Amazon.com exclusive DVD of the film on January 11, 2010.
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