Set in the early days of the reign of Queen Victoria provides an unusual historical representation of a black person's experience of England.
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There were at least two previous attempts to bring David Garnett's source novella to the screen, by Bernhard Wicki in the 1930s and by William Wyler in the 1950s. Thanks in part to the story's themes of racism and mixed marriage, both failed to secure sufficient funds. See more