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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)
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$ 2,306,560
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Release date
Sep 2, 1983 (United States)

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62 cast members
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David Bowie
Maj. Jack 'Strafer' Celliers Maj. Jack 'Strafer' Celliers   See fewer
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Tom Conti
Col. John Lawrence Col. John Lawrence   See fewer
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Ryuichi Sakamoto
Capt. Yonoi (as Ryûichi Sakamoto) Capt. Yonoi (as Ryûichi Sakamoto)   See fewer
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Takeshi Kitano
Sgt. Gengo Hara (as Takeshi) Sgt. Gengo Hara (as Takeshi)   See fewer
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Jack Thompson
Group Capt. Hicksley Group Capt. Hicksley   See fewer
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Johnny Ohkura
Kanemoto Kanemoto   See fewer
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James Malcolm
Celliers' Brother Celliers' Brother   See fewer
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Chris Broun
Celliers aged 12 Celliers aged 12   See fewer
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Yûya Uchida
Commandant of Military Prison Commandant of Military Prison   See fewer
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Ryûnosuke Kaneda
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Takashi Naitô
Lt. Iwata Lt. Iwata   See fewer
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Tamio Ishikura
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Rokkô Toura
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Kan Mikami
Lt. Ito Lt. Ito   See fewer
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Yûji Honma
Pfc. Yajima Pfc. Yajima   See fewer
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Daisuke Iijima
Cpl. Ueki Cpl. Ueki   See fewer
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Hideo Murota
New Camp Commandant New Camp Commandant   See fewer
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Barry Dorking
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Australian Doctor Australian Doctor   See fewer
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Grant Bridger
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Mark Berg
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Rob Jayne
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Ian Miller
English Guard English Guard   See fewer
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Don Stevens
Pastor Pastor   See fewer
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Yôichi Iijima
Japanese Soldier Japanese Soldier   See fewer
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Satoshi Ito
Japanese Soldier Japanese Soldier   See fewer
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Masaki Kusakabe
Japanese Soldier Japanese Soldier   See fewer
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Kunihide Kuruma
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Hiroshi Mikami
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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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Peter Barakan
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7.3 / 10 | 12,727 votes