White Mischief

  • 1988
  • Movie
  • R
  • Mystery, Romance

The year is 1940, and the "Happy Valley" set in the British colony of Nairobi is pursuing its usual leisure activities: drugs, drinking, and sex. This historically factual film is set up as a love triangle. Joss Ackland plays Sir "Jock" Broughton, who at 59 years of age has married a bride less than half his age, the lovely Diana Caldwell (Greta Scacchi)....read more

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The year is 1940, and the "Happy Valley" set in the British colony of Nairobi is pursuing its usual leisure activities: drugs, drinking, and sex. This historically factual film is set up as a love triangle. Joss Ackland plays Sir "Jock" Broughton, who at 59 years of age has married a

bride less than half his age, the lovely Diana Caldwell (Greta Scacchi). Diana falls in love with Joss Hay (Charles Dance), who disregards the unwritten rule mandating discretion in the conduct of extramarital affairs, publicly flaunting his desire for Broughton's wife. Although WHITE MISCHIEF

revolves around a murder mystery, murder is not the main concern of director Michael Radford (ANOTHER TIME, ANOTHER PLACE; 1984). The movie is really about the decadence of wealthy whites living amoral lives in a country not their own, with no thought for the Kenyan natives that surround them or

the legal and social structures that they inhabit. While the film offers some fine performances, WHITE MISCHIEF is a soap opera, and not nearly as orgiastic as it pretends to be.

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  • Released: 1988
  • Rating: R
  • Review: The year is 1940, and the "Happy Valley" set in the British colony of Nairobi is pursuing its usual leisure activities: drugs, drinking, and sex. This historically factual film is set up as a love triangle. Joss Ackland plays Sir "Jock" Broughton, who at 5… (more)

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