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R| 2 hr. 4 min.

Plot Summary
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 (Beat 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.

Cast: David Bowie , Tom Conti , Ryuichi Sakamoto , Beat Takeshi , Jack Thompson , Johnny Okura , Alistair Browning , James Malcolm

Director: Nagisa Oshima

Genres: War

Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence (1983)

Release Date: September 11th, 1995|2 hr. 4 min.

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