Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence (1983)

Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence (1983)
 

Director Nagisa Ôshima

Writer Laurens van der Post (novel), Nagisa Ôshima (screenplay), Paul Mayersberg (screenplay)

Genre Drama, War

Year 1983

Actors David Bowie, Tom Conti, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Takeshi Kitano

IMDB : 7.3 (11,174 votes)


 

Description In 1942 British soldier Jack Celliers comes to a Japanese prison camp. The camp is run by Yonoi, who has a firm belief in discipline, honor and glory. In his view, the allied prisoners are cowards when they chose to surrender instead of committing suicide. One of the prisoners, interpreter John Lawrence, tries to explain the Japanese way of thinking, but is considered a traitor.

Comments

  • Friedrich Kass 2016-01-22 17:22:55
    Damned cancer kill him! A genius left us! R.I.P. David Bowie! I love you!
  • ElectricDreams 2013-10-06 15:12:05
    Wow, its Takeshi Kitano there too!
  • NacodaLupine 2012-06-08 15:41:02
    OH GOD I'M ABOUT TO CRY AGAIN. What a beautiful film: I honestly wish it was more popular. It's got an amazing cast, amazing story, amazing soundtrack, it's all around amazing. It KILLS me that this movie isn't more well known.
  • JaymeK1990 2012-05-10 18:47:53
    This film has quite the amazing soundtrack.

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