Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence (1983)

 

 

 

Director:     Nagisa shima.

Starring:      David Bowie (Maj. Jack 'Strafer' Celliers),  Tom Conti (Col. John Lawrence),  Ryichi 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),  Yya Uchida (Commandant of Military Prison),  Rynosuke Kaneda (President of the Court),  Takashi Nait (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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