Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence1983
Released in the USA on August 26 of 1983, "Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence" (also known as "Furyo - Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence", "Furyo", "Senjou no Merii Kurisumasu") is a Drama/War film directed by Nagisa Oshima , starring David Bowie, Tom Conti, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Jack Thompson, Alistair Browning and James Malcolm.
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Who directed "Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence":
Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence was directed by Nagisa Oshima, a Japanese director, writer, and actor.
Before Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence, Nagisa Oshima had directed Ai no borei, released in 1978, Ai no corrida (1976), Nihon no yoru to kiri (1960), Seishun zankoku monogatari (1960). Since, he directed Max mon amour, released in 1986.
When was "Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence" released:
Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence was initally released in the United States on Friday, August 26, 1983. Other films released on Friday, August 26, 1983 are The Adventures of Bob & Doug McKenzie: Strange Brew (dir. Rick Moranis and Dave Thomas), Fire and Ice (dir. Ralph Bakshi), Hercules, and Daniel (dir. Sidney Lumet). This was thirty-five (35) years ago.
It has been released on Thursday, August 25, 1983 in the United Kingdom; Wednesday, June 01, 1983 in France; Friday, December 02, 1983 in Germany and on Saturday, May 28, 1983 in Japan.
What is the casting of "Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence":
At the casting of Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence we find David Bowie, previously seen in The Hunger (1983) and The Snowman (1982); Tom Conti (Full Circle (1977), The Duellists (1977)); Ryuichi Sakamoto (The Last Emperor (1987), New Rose Hotel (1998)) [ more... ]
- Hideo Murota and Ryunosuke Kaneda also appeared together in Rakuyô, released in 1992.
What is the Storyline of "Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence":
The film deals with the relationships among four men in a Japanese prisoner of war camp during the Second World War — Jack Celliers (Bowie), a rebellious prisoner with a guilty secret from his youth; Captain Yonoi (Sakamoto), the young camp commandant; Lieutenant Colonel John Lawrence (Conti), a British officer who has lived in Japan and speaks Japanese fluently; and Sergeant Hara (Kitano) who is seemingly brutal and yet humane in some ways and with whom Lawrence develops a peculiar [...]
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