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Year: 1983
Original Title: Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence
Length: 124 minutes
Genre: Drama, War
Studios: Shochiku Company, Palace Pictures
Distributor: Studio Canal
Age rating: Suitable only for 15 years and over

Release Dates

United Kingdom: August 25 1983

United States: February 09 1983

Ranking

Ranking: 6,782 out of 16,174 movies (up 4108)

7,3

7.3 by 1 users

Plot

Directed by the acclaimed Japanese director Nagisa Oshima. In the Second World War, the New Zealand Major Jack Celliers is captive in a Japanese prison camp. There he will meet with Captain Yonoi, which is responsible for directing the prison camp; Lieutenant Colonel Lawrence, a British officer who lived in Japan and speaks Japanese fluently; and Sergeant Hara, a guy who apparently is a brutal man but keeps a human side and has developed a peculiar friendship with Lawrence. Captain Yonoi and Commander Celliers contain feelings that lurked in the depths of his being. The two strike up an attraction that both repress what strictest way possible. Not only fighting on different sides, Yonoi don't understand why the allied soldiers are delivered instead of committing suicide, because that impugns the honor and glory in Japan. Lawrence will try to explain to his fellow Japanese mentality, but they consider him a traitor.

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Cast Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence

David Bowie

David Bowie

Mayor Celliers

Ryuichi Sakamoto

Ryuichi Sakamoto

Cap. Yonoi

Tom Conti

Tom Conti

Col. Lawrence

Takeshi Kitano

Takeshi Kitano

Sgt. Hara

Jack Thompson

Jack Thompson

Cap. Hicksley

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