Rent Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence (1983)

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1h 58min
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Synopsis:
Adapted by Paul Meyersberg from the novel by Laurens Van der Post, the film is a riveting exploration of racism, brutality and the sparks that fly when cultures collide, concentrating on a war of wills between enigmatic and rebellious POW Jack Celliers (David Bowie) and camp commandant Capt Yonoi (Ryuichi Sakamoto). Intelligently exploring the psychology of its characters, 'Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence' also hints at a sexual attraction between Celliers and Yonoi, and as such is an audacious and original addition to the POW genre.
Actors:
, , , , , , , , Chris Broun, , , , Tamio Ishikura, , , , , , Barry Dorking,
Directors:
Producers:
Jeremy Thomas
Writers:
Laurens Van der Post, Nagisa Ôshima
Others:
Ryûichi Sakamoto
Aka:
Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence
Studio:
Optimum
Genres:
Action & Adventure, Drama
Awards:

1984 BAFTA Best Music

BBFC:
Release Date:
24/01/2005
Run Time:
118 minutes
Languages:
English, Japanese
Subtitles:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Exclusive Interviews with Nagisa Oshima, Ryuichi Sakamoto and Jeremy Thomas, The Oshima Gang
  • Making Of Documentary
  • Theatrical Trailer
BBFC:
Release Date:
24/10/2011
Run Time:
123 minutes
Languages:
English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, Japanese DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
Subtitles:
English
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Exclusive Interviews with Nagisa Ôshima, Ryuichi Sakamoto and Jeremy Thomas
  • The Ôshima Gang: 30 Minute Making of Documentary
  • Theatrical Trailer

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