White Elephant

  • 1984
  • 1 HR 39 MIN
  • NR
  • Drama

An entertaining, though familiar, story of a white businessman, Firth, who travels to Ghana in the hopes of setting up a high-tech plastic furniture factory. He also dreams of modernizing the country by introducing the population to the microchip. The locals resist the pressures of imperialism and modernization, however, and do their best to prevent Firth's...read more

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An entertaining, though familiar, story of a white businessman, Firth, who travels to Ghana in the hopes of setting up a high-tech plastic furniture factory. He also dreams of modernizing the country by introducing the population to the microchip. The locals resist the pressures of

imperialism and modernization, however, and do their best to prevent Firth's plans from going into effect. Firth begins to sympathize with the opposition and eventually succumbs to the local charm. WHITE ELEPHANT is a fine film, but it doesn't compare to the similar LOCAL HERO (1983) or THE

COCA-COLA KID (1985). This picture's a real cross-cultural event--a British movie shot in Ghana by an Austrian director.

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  • Released: 1984
  • Rating: NR
  • Review: An entertaining, though familiar, story of a white businessman, Firth, who travels to Ghana in the hopes of setting up a high-tech plastic furniture factory. He also dreams of modernizing the country by introducing the population to the microchip. The loca… (more)

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