A Good Man in Africa
In the small African state of Kinjanja, in the process of decolonization, the first secretary at the British High Commission, Morgan Leafy, is a heavy drinker and womanizer. The new High Commissioner arrives with news that vast oil deposits have been found offshore, and besides getting on the good side of Adekunle, Leafy also has to manage a potential diplomatic crisis- when an African woman is struck down by lightning in the High Commission's courtyard...
Production Year: 1994
February 6, 2013 03:30 (KSA) ~ February 6, 2013 02:30 (CLT)
In the small African state of Kinjanja, in the process of decolonization, Morgan Leafy (Colin Friels) is a heavy drinker and womanizer, and the first secretary at the British High Commission. The new High Commissioner, Fanshawe (John Lithgow), arrives with news that vast oil deposits have been found offshore, and if the British are to benefit, they need to get on the good side of Adekunle. Thus Fanshawe orders Leafy to influence Adekunle (Louis Gossett Jr.), the leading figure in coming presidential elections.
Also Leafy has to deal with a potential diplomatic crisis when an African woman is struck down by lightning in the High Commission's courtyard and the woman cannot be moved until rituals are held according to strict native customs. Fanshawe wants her out of there as soon as possible because a distant relative of the Queen is arriving on a state visit, and cannot be expected to step over a corpse on her way into the building.
- Colin Friels
- Joanne Whalley
- Sean Connery
- Louis Gossett Jr.
- John Lithgow
- Sarah-Jane Fenton
- Jackie Mofokeng
Directed by: Bruce Beresford
Rating: R for language and sexuality.