The Kitchen Toto Poster

Release Date: 1987

PG-13|1 hr 35 min

Plot Summary
In 1950s Kenya, a preacher (Nathan Dambuza Mdledle) speaks out against the Mau Mau terrorists and is killed for it, leaving his young son, Mwangi (Edwin Mahinda), to fend for himself. Mwangi goes to work in the kitchen of the local British police chief, John Graham (Bob Peck), who welcomes him -- though his wife (Phyllis Logan) and son (Ronald Pirie) treat Mwangi with contempt. Things worsen when the Mau Mau intercede in his life again, this time demanding that Mwangi ally himself with them.

Cast: Bob Peck, Phyllis Logan, Edwin Mahinda, Nicholas Charles, Ronald Pirie, Robert Urquhart, Kirsten Hughes, Edward Judd

Director: Harry Hook

Genres: Drama

Keywords: Transformation, Tense, Wife, 1950s, Son, Underdog, House, Death