Hanway Films

Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence

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Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence


The Jeremy Thomas Collection


 

Director
Nagisa Oshima

Story by
Laurens van der Post

Screenplay by
Nagisa Oshima
Laurens van der Post
Paul Mayersberg

Cast                                     
Ryuichi Sakamoto
David Bowie
Takeshi Kitano
Tom Conti
Jack Thompson                  

During World War II, British soldier Jack Celliers (David Bowie) is captured by Japanese forces and held in a prison camp by the honor-bound Capt. Yanoi (Ryuichi Sakamoto). Yanoi and gruff Sgt. Hara (Takeshi) become intrigued with Celliers' open defiance in the face of their staunchly old-world ideas about cowardice and shame. Meanwhile, a translator, Lt. Col. John Lawrence (Tom Conti), attempts to find common ground between British and Japanese beliefs.

English | 1983 | 123 mins | HD