Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence

Senjō no merī kurisumasu
by Nagisa Ōshima Japan
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Film details

Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence
by Nagisa Ōshima

During WWII, a British colonel tries to bridge the cultural divides between a British POW and the Japanese camp commander in order to avoid bloodshed.

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  • Tom Conti : le colonel John Lawrence
  • David Bowie : le major Jack Celliers dit "Strafer"
  • Ryuichi Sakamoto : le capitaine Yonoi
  • Takeshi Kitano : le sergent Gengo Hara
  • And with: Jack Thompson, Johnny Okura, Alistair Browning, James Malcolm, Chris Broun, Yuya Uchida


  • Director Nagisa Ōshima
  • Scenario Nagisa Ōshima
  • Original work author Laurens Van der Post
  • Photo director Toichiro Narushima
  • Set Design Shigemasa Toda , Andrew Sanders
  • Sound Akira Honma
  • Editing Tomoyo Oshima
  • Original music Ryuichi Sakamoto
  • Producer Jeremy Thomas
  • Excutive producer Masato Hara, Eiko Oshima, Geoffrey Nethercott, Terry Glinwood
  • Production Compagny Asahi National Broadcasting Company , Cineventure Productions, Oshima Productions, RPC - Recorded Picture Company
  • Distributor Carrere Group

Technical information

  • Aspect ratio1,85:1
  • Printed film format35 mm
  • Original sound mixDolby
  • CategoryFeature film
  • ColorColors
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