Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence (1983)
Director: Nagisa Ôshima.
Starring: David Bowie (Maj. Jack 'Strafer' Celliers), Tom Conti (Col. John Lawrence), Ryûichi Sakamoto (Capt. Yonoi), Takeshi Kitano (Sgt. Gengo Hara), Jack Thompson (Group Capt. Hicksley), Johnny Okura (Kanemoto), Alistair Browning (De Jong), James Malcolm (Celliers' Brother), Chris Broun (Celliers, aged 12), Yûya Uchida (Commandant of Military Prison), Ryûnosuke Kaneda (President of the Court), Takashi Naitô (Lt. Iwata), Tamio Ishikura (Prosecutor), Rokko Toura (Interpreter), Kan Mikami (Lt. Ito).
1942, a British POW tries to explain the Japanese reasoning (or rationalizing) behind their brutal treatment of their prisoners.
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