Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence

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Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence

based on novel or book war crimes world war ii prisoner of war pacific war court martial prison camp 1940s java, indonesia

Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence

Release Date: May 28, 1983

Year    :   1983
Slogan    :   «Java, 1942— A clash of cultures, a test of the human spirit.»
Genres    :   Drama, History, War
Production Companies    :   Recorded Picture Company, National Film Trustee Company, Antares-Nova, Oshima Productions, Asahi Broadcasting Company, Broadbank Investments
Director    :   Nagisa Ōshima
Producers    :   Jeremy Thomas, Joyce Herlihy, Diana Rowan, Terry Glinwood, Masato Hara, Geoffrey Nethercott, Eiko Ōshima, Larry Parr, Takashi Ueno
Writers    :   Paul Mayersberg, Nagisa Ōshima, Laurens van der Post
RunTime    :   124 mins.

Island of Java, 1942, during World War II. British Major Jack Celliers arrives at a Japanese prison camp, run by the strict Captain Yonoi. Colonel John Lawrence, who has a profound knowledge of Japanese culture, and Sergeant Hara, brutal and simpleton, will witness the struggle of wills between two men from very different backgrounds who are tragically destined to clash.

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