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Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence

Certificate 15
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Genre: Drama, War, Feature Director: Nagisa Oshima Released: 1982
Runtime: 124 minutes Language: English Distributor: Second Sight
Cast:
David Bowie, Tom Conti, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Alistair Browning, Takeshi 'Beat' Kitano, James Malcolm, Jack Thompson, Chris Broun, Yuya Uchida, Johnny Okura
Synopsis:
During World War Two, English soldier Jack Celliers (David Bowie) arrives in a Japanese POW camp after an exhausting trial. Yonnoi (musician Ryuichi Sakamato, who also wrote the memorable soundtrack), the new camp commandant, becomes obsessed with breaking the new inmate's spirit, whilst Lieutenant Colonel Lawrence (Tom Conti) tries to mediate between them. As two different codes of honour clash, Yonnoi forces a confrontation with Celliers that brings them to the point of no return.
Contains strong violence and language, and moderate sex references
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