Explore
 Lists  Reviews  Images  Update feed
Categories
MoviesTV ShowsMusicBooksGamesDVDs/Blu-RayPeopleArt & DesignPlacesWeb TV & PodcastsToys & CollectiblesComic Book SeriesBeautyAnimals   View more categories »
Listal logo

Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence (Furyo) (1983)

Directed by


Starring (View all)
David Bowie David Bowie
Maj. Jack 'Strafer' Celliers
Tom Conti Tom Conti
Col. John Lawrence
Ryuichi Sakamoto Ryuichi Sakamoto
Capt. Yonoi
Takeshi Kitano Takeshi Kitano
Sgt. Gengo Hara
Jack Thompson Jack Thompson
Group Capt. Hicksley
Johnny Okura Johnny Okura
Kanemoto
James Malcolm James Malcolm
Celliers' Brother


Written by (View all)
Laurens van der Post Laurens van der Post
Nagisa Oshima Nagisa Oshima
(screenplay)


Lists

104 votes
6,006 Movies to Experience B4 Death... (6006 items)
list by ToonHead2102
Published 7 years, 6 months ago 13 comments
73 votes
Time Out's 1000 Films to Change Your Life (1136 items)
list by AFIoscar
Published 9 years, 2 months ago
66 votes
My movie year 2014 (727 items)
list by Kurkkuharja
Published 4 years, 11 months ago 152 comments
47 votes
Watched in 2013 (481 items)
list by Tumppi
Published 5 years, 11 months ago 54 comments
39 votes
Japan. Favorite movies. (80 items)
list by Rath
Published 8 years, 3 months ago

Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence Videos

Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence trailer

50 Views

Added 8 years ago


MERRY CHRISTMAS MR LAWRENCE

31 Views

Added 7 years ago




Cover art, photos and screenshots

3 votes
1 vote
1 vote
1 vote
1 vote

Reviews

A very good movie

7 years, 9 months ago at Mar 10 11:54
To be honest, it has been years since I have seen this movie and I should definitely re-watch it at some point. Anyway, I always thought it was just a fascinating picture. I mean, first of all, the people involved were just really interesting. Indeed, even though it was directed by Nagisa Ôshima, it wasn’t really a Japanese production, more an international project. Same for the lead characters... read more
View all Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence reviews
Description: In this captivating, skewed World War II drama from Nagisa Oshima, David Bowie regally embodies Celliers, a British officer interned by the Japanese as a POW. Rock star Ryuichi Sakamoto (who also composed this film’s hypnotic score) plays the camp commander, obsessed with the mysterious blond major, while Tom Conti is the British lieutenant colonel Lawrence, who tries to bridge the emotional and language divides between captor and prisoner. Also featuring actor-director Takeshi Kitano in his first dramatic role, Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence is a multilayered, brutal, at times erotic tale of culture clash, and one of Oshima’s ... (more)
Release date: 2 September 1983
Tags: Japan (13), War (10), 1980s (8), Torture (7), Suicide (6), Prison (6), 1983 (6), Lieutenant (5), British (5), Katana (5), Japanese (5), POW (5), Japanese Army (4), Execution (4), WWII (4), David Bowie (4), Dutch (4), Homosexuality (4), 1940s (3), Asia (3)
My tags: Add tags
Add to list
Not interested

Add Review
Picture
Video

  
English only, other review rules - Big post screen

Update feed

CD Smiles added this to a list 5 months, 2 weeks ago
Movies Re-Watched in 2018 (35 movies items)

"June 23rd Directed by: Nagisa Oshima 2nd Viewing Previous Rating: 4 After: 4 v"


Miika added this to a list 10 months, 1 week ago
Miika's Movie Diary - 2018 (204 movies items)

"31.1, Yle Areena Kulttuurierojen esilletuonti on välillä melkeinpä liian itsestäänselvää. Esimerkiksi Takeshi Kitanon hahmo ihmettellessä, mikseivät brittivangit riistä itseltään henkeä, koska vihollisen vankina oleminen tuottaa japanilaisen käsityksen mukaan ylitsepääsemätöntä häpeää, jonka jälkeen Tom Conti kertoo Kitanolle (ja katsojalle) kädestä pitäen miksi tämä ei ole länsimaisen ajatusmallin mukaista. Tämän tyyliset "helpot" ratkaisut toistuvat, mutta toisa"


Leviathan added this to a list 10 months, 2 weeks ago
Criterion (961 movies items)
Rocconeverdies added this to a list 10 months, 3 weeks ago
CD Smiles added this to a list 11 months, 2 weeks ago
Fantastic Films of the '80s (54 movies items)

"Directed by: Nagisa Oshima During WWII, a British colonel tries to bridge the cultural divides between a British POW and the Japanese camp commander in order to avoid bloodshed."


UbikSpray added this to a list 1 year, 5 months ago
Watched in 2016- From best to worst (commented) (53 movies items)

"Well ... I love David Bowie. He's my favourite artist ever. Nagasi Oshima directs this one and it's kinda unsettling, kinda creepy."


salappa added this to a list 2 years ago
Leffalista 2016 (79 movies items)

"7.12 Areena new"


ToniJJJ added this to a list 2 years ago
Watched in 2016 (93 movies items)

"30.11."


LoftyPrunes added this to a list 2 years, 1 month ago
Japanese movies (81 movies items)
Kandi voted for an image 2 years, 2 months ago

Toby White added this to a list 2 years, 3 months ago
Japanese Films Watched (54 movies items)
Michael M added this to a list 2 years, 3 months ago
Movies of 1983 (26 movies items)
Agent Kermit D. Fonz added this to a list 2 years, 5 months ago
Super Epic Lengthy Films (150 movies items)

"Running time: 123 mins"


Cohaagen added this to a list 2 years, 5 months ago
Watched in 2016 (228 movies items)
reallly posted a image 2 years, 6 months ago

Leo added this to a list 2 years, 6 months ago
Kandi added this to a list 2 years, 8 months ago
David Bowie: My Favorite Movies (9 movies items)

" Maj. Jack 'Strafer' Celliers "


Kandi voted for an image 2 years, 8 months ago