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

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Starring (View all)
Peter Barakan Peter Barakan
Prisoner
Masanori Okada Masanori Okada
Japanese Soldier
Hiroshi Mikami Hiroshi Mikami
Japanese Soldier
Daisuke Iijima Daisuke Iijima
Corporal Ueki
Rokko Toura Rokko Toura
Interpreter
Kan Mikami Kan Mikami
Lieutenant Ito
Takashi Naitô Takashi Naitô
Lieutenant Iwata


Written by
Paul Mayersberg Paul Mayersberg
(screenplay)
Nagisa Oshima Nagisa Oshima
(screenplay)


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A very good movie

9 years, 7 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
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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: 28 May 1983
Tags: Japan (13), War (10), 1980s (8), Torture (7), Suicide (6), Prison (6), POW (5), British (5), Lieutenant (5), Japanese (5), 1983 (5), Katana (5), Dutch (4), Execution (4), Japanese Army (4), Colonel (4), WWII (4), David Bowie (4), Prisoner Of War (3)
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