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Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence (1983)

R 08/26/1983 (US) DramaHistoryWar 2h 4m

Java, 1942— A clash of cultures, a test of the human spirit.


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.

  1. Nagisa Ōshima

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Laurens van der Post


  3. Paul Mayersberg


Top Billed Cast

  1. David Bowie

    David Bowie


  2. Tom Conti

    Tom Conti


  3. Ryuichi Sakamoto

    Ryuichi Sakamoto


  4. Takeshi Kitano

    Takeshi Kitano


  5. Jack Thompson

    Jack Thompson


  6. Johnny Ohkura

    Johnny Ohkura


  7. Alistair Browning

    Alistair Browning

    De Jong

  8. James Malcolm

    Celliers' Brother

  9. Chris Broun

    Celliers (12 Years)

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Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence
Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence

Original Title 戦場のメリークリスマス

Status Released

Original Language Japanese

Budget -

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