Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence

Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence

David Bowie, Takeshi Kitano and Ryuchi Sakamoto star in this grim tale of power, shame and obsession set in a Japanese prisoner-of-war camp. Oshima pits differing cultures, honour codes, and even acting styles against each other to highlight the absurdity of wartime cruelty.

 

Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence

  • Director: Nagisa Oshima
  • Year: 1983
  • Run Time: 124mins
  • Country: Japan/UK/NZ