Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence

United Kingdom, 1983

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Set in a Japanese prisoner-of-war camp towards the end of World War II, the story subtly explores the bonds that develop between men in stressful situations; bonds that often transcend culture and inexplicably, sometimes, even transcend the barriers between captor and captive. Based on a novel by Sir Laurens Van Der Post. Stars David Bowie, Tom Conti, Jack Thompson and Ryuichi Sakamoto Takeshi.

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Credits

director

Nagisa Oshima

producer

Jeremy Thomas

production company

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Duration

02:02:00:00

Production places
United Kingdom
Production dates
1983

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