White Mischief (1987)

R   |    |  Crime, Drama, Mystery


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In 1940s Kenya, a married couple join other affluent British expatriates in a lifestyle of recklessness and excess, but soon find themselves in a troubling situation.


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  • Greta Scacchi and Catherine Neilson in White Mischief (1987)
  • Alan Dobie in White Mischief (1987)
  • John Hurt and Greta Scacchi in White Mischief (1987)
  • Greta Scacchi in White Mischief (1987)
  • Greta Scacchi and Charles Dance in White Mischief (1987)
  • Alan Dobie in White Mischief (1987)

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14 January 2011 | mjneu59
5
| idle hands in the British empire
This cynical drama set in pre-WWII colonial Kenya (where the lifestyles of the rich and decadent were enhanced by casual drug abuse and infidelity) presents a glossy but unfocused account of a May-December marriage of convenience, brought to a tragic end after one too many indiscreet liaisons between frustrated young wife Greta Scacchi and local Casanova Charles Dance. The film is based on a true story, widely reported at the time (in England, at least), and like its two lovers is cool and dispassionate and pleasant to look at. But the script makes the fatal mistake of sanitizing the illicit affair with feelings of true love, and because all the sex is conducted with such impeccable protocol the effect is more polite than shocking. Director and co-writer Michael Radford's script is full of barbed and witty dialogue, but re-writes history for a dramatically tidy (and quite bloody) resolution.

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,300,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$24,538 24 April 1988

Gross USA:

$3,107,551

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,107,551

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