Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence

Java, 1942— A clash of cultures, a test of the human spirit.

Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence (1983)

DramaHistoryWar

Island of Java, 1942, during World War II. British Major Jack Celliers arrives at a Japanese prison camp, run by the strict Captain Yonoi. Colonel John Lawrence, who has a profound knowledge of Japanese culture, and Sergeant Hara, brutal and simpleton, will witness the struggle of wills between two men from very different backgrounds who are tragically destined to clash.

Director: Nagisa Ōshima
Writers: Paul Mayersberg, Nagisa Ōshima.

Release Date: 1983-05-28
Status: Released
Run time: 124 min / 2:4
Production Companies : Recorded Picture Company, National Film Trustee Company, Antares-Nova, Oshima Productions, Asahi Broadcasting Company, Broadbank Investments
Production Countries: Japan, New Zealand, United Kingdom

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Casts

David Bowie
Celliers
Tom Conti
Lawrence
Ryuichi Sakamoto
Yonoi
Takeshi Kitano
Hara
Jack Thompson
Hicksley
Johnny Okura
Kanemoto
Alistair Browning
De Jong
James Malcolm
Celliers' Brother
Chris Broun
Celliers (12 Years)
Yūya Uchida
Commandant of Military Prison
Ryūnosuke Kaneda
President of the Court
Takashi Naitō
Lieutenant Iwata
Tamio Ishikura
Prosecutor
Rokkō Toura
Interpreter
Kan Mikami
Lieutenant Itō
Yūji Honma
PFC Yajima
Daisuke Iijima
Corporal Ueki
Hideo Murota
New Commandant of Camp
Barry Dorking
Chief Doctor
Geoff Clendon
Australian Doctor
Grant Bridger
P.O.W. Officer
Richard Adams
P.O.W. #1
Geoff Allen
P.O.W. #2
Michael Baxter-Lax
P.O.W. #3
Mark Berg
P.O.W. #4
Marcus Campbell
P.O.W. #5
Colin Francis
P.O.W. #6
Richard Hensby
P.O.W. #7
Richard Hoare
P.O.W. #8
Martin Ibbertson
P.O.W. #9
Rob Jayne
P.O.W. #10
Richard Mills
P.O.W. #11
Mark Penrose
P.O.W. #12
Arthur Ranford
P.O.W. #13
Steve Smith
P.O.W. #14
Stephen Taylor
P.O.W. #15
Richard Zimmerman
P.O.W. #16
Ian Miller
English Guard
Don Stevens
Pastor
Yōichi Iijima
Japanese Soldier #1
Satoshi Itō
Japanese Soldier #2
Masaki Kusakabe
Japanese Soldier #3
Kunihide Kuruma
Japanese Soldier #4
Hiroshi Mikami
Japanese Soldier #5
Akihiro Masuda
Japanese Soldier #6
Tokuhisa Masuda
Japanese Soldier #7
Takeshi Nagasawa
Japanese Soldier #8
Takashi Odashima
Japanese Soldier #9
Masanori Okada
Japanese Soldier #10
Shoetsu Sato
Japanese Soldier #11
Rintaro Shibata
Japanese Soldier #12
Masamichi Shibasaki
Japanese Soldier #13
Kaname Shimura
Japanese Soldier #14
Kenzo Shirahama
Japanese Soldier #15
Hisao Takeda
Japanese Soldier #16
Hidenobu Togo
Japanese Soldier #17
Atsuo Yamashita
Japanese Soldier #18
Heiwa Yoshihara
Japanese Soldier #19
Takeshi Yū
Japanese Soldier #20

Crew

Production Jeremy Thomas Producer
Directing Lee Tamahori First Assistant Director
Production Joyce Herlihy Associate Producer
Sound Ryuichi Sakamoto Original Music Composer
Writing Paul Mayersberg Screenplay
Writing Nagisa Ōshima Screenplay
Directing Nagisa Ōshima Director
Production Diana Rowan Casting
Production Terry Glinwood Executive Producer
Production Masato Hara Executive Producer
Writing Laurens van der Post Novel
Production Geoffrey Nethercott Executive Producer
Production Eiko Ōshima Executive Producer
Editing Tomoyo Ōshima Editor
Production Larry Parr Associate Producer
Sound Mike Westgate Sound Recordist
Art Andrew Sanders Art Direction
Costume & Make-Up Christine West Wardrobe Supervisor
Camera Tōichirō Narushima Director of Photography
Camera Hiroaki Sugimura Camera Operator
Sound Akira Honma Sound Effects
Art Shōichi Yasuda Property Master
Lighting Warren Mearns Gaffer
Camera Ken George Still Photographer
Art Jūshō Toda Production Design
Costume & Make-Up Antony Clavet Makeup Supervisor
Costume & Make-Up Robern Pickering Key Makeup Artist
Directing Jonty Barraud Second Assistant Director
Directing Raijin Nakahata Continuity
Camera Brian Harris Key Grip
Art Masaru Arakawa Set Dresser
Costume & Make-Up Glenis Daly Hairdresser
Sound Eugene Arts Boom Operator
Production Takashi Ueno Casting
Camera Takashi Ueno Still Photographer

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