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Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence (1983)

R
123 min | Drama, War

During WWII, a British colonel tries to bridge the cultural divides between a British POW and the Japanese camp commander in order to avoid bloodshed.
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Writers
Laurens van der Post (novel "The Seed and The Sower") | Nagisa Ôshima (screenplay) | Paul Mayersberg (screenplay)
Composer
Ryuichi Sakamoto (as Ryûichi Sakamoto)
Cinematographer
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Release date
Sep 2, 1983 (United States)

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David Bowie
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Tom Conti
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Takeshi Kitano
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Jack Thompson
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Johnny Ohkura
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James Malcolm
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Chris Broun
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Yûya Uchida
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Ryûnosuke Kaneda
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Takashi Naitô
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Tamio Ishikura
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Rokkô Toura
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Kan Mikami
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Yûji Honma
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Daisuke Iijima
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Hideo Murota
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Barry Dorking
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Grant Bridger
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Richard Adams
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Geoff Allen
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Mark Berg
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Colin Francis
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Richard Hoare
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Rob Jayne
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Richard Mills
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Steve Smith
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Ian Miller
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Don Stevens
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Yôichi Iijima
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Satoshi Ito
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Masaki Kusakabe
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Akihiro Masuda
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Tokuhisa Masuda
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Takeshi Nagasawa
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Takashi Odashima
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Masanori Okada
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Shoetsu Sato
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Rintaro Shibata
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Masamichi Shibasaki
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Kaname Shimura
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Kenzo Shirahama
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Hisao Takeda
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Hidenobu Togo
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Atsuo Yamashita
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Heiwa Yoshihara
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Takeshi Yu
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7.3 / 10 | 13,952 votes