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Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence

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Original title
Senjo no Merry Christmas (Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence)
Year
Running time
124 min.
Country
Japan Japan
Director
Screenwriter
Nagisa Ôshima, Paul Mayersberg (Novel: Sir Laurens Van Der Post)
Music
Ryuichi Sakamoto
Cinematography
Toichiro Narushima
Cast
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Producer
Co-production Japan-United Kingdom-New Zealand; Distributed by Universal Pictures
Genre
Drama. War | II World War. Prison Drama. Friendship
Synopsis / Plot
In 1942 British soldier Jack Celliers comes to a Japanese prison camp. The camp is run by Yonoi, who has a firm belief in discipline, honor and glory. In his view, the allied prisoners are cowards when they chose to surrender instead of committing suicide.
Awards
1983: BAFTA Awards: Best Original Soundtrack
1983: Cannes Film Festival: Nominated for Palme d'Or (Best Film)
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