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Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence

Author: Nagisa ŌshimaPaul MayersbergJeremy ThomasDavid BowieTom ContiAll authors
Publisher: Santa Monica, CA : Artisan Home Entertainment, 1999.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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British army officer Jack Celliers is sentenced to a Japanese P.O.W. camp in Java where he engages in a private war of wills with the camp's commander and a belligerent sergeant. Despite the gruesome setting, Celliers and his fellow prisoner John Lawrence come to understand and respect the special Japanese code of honor.
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Genre/Form: War films
Feature films
Films for the hearing impaired
Drama
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Nagisa Ōshima; Paul Mayersberg; Jeremy Thomas; David Bowie; Tom Conti; Ryūichi Sakamoto; Bīto Takeshi.; Jack Thompson; Laurens Van der Post; National Film Trustee Company.; Artisan Entertainment (Firm); Artisan Home Entertainment (Firm)
ISBN: 0784012660 9780784012666
OCLC Number: 43103443
Language Note: In English and Japanese with some English subtitles ; closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.
Notes: Based on the novel: The seed and the sower by Sir Laurens Van der Post.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1982.
Credits: Director of photography, Toichiro Narushima ; music, Ryuichi Sakamoto.
Cast: David Bowie, Tom Conti, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Takeshi, Jack Thompson.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: R.
Description: 1 videocassette (ca. 122 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS format; Dolby surround.
Responsibility: National Film Trustee Company ; screenplay by Nagisa Oshima, Paul Mayersberg ; producer, Jeremy Thomas ; directed by Nagisa Oshima.

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British army officer Jack Celliers is sentenced to a Japanese P.O.W. camp in Java where he engages in a private war of wills with the camp's commander and a belligerent sergeant. Despite the gruesome setting, Celliers and his fellow prisoner John Lawrence come to understand and respect the special Japanese code of honor.

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