Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence

1983

Nagisa Oshima
Director

Brilliant tale of battle of wills between a British prisoner and his captors, possibly the best war film since Bridge on the River Kwai. Slightly artsy take on the material may put some off. Beautiful score by Ryuichi Sakamoto.


30th November 2004
DVD









David Bowie
Major Jack Celliers
Tom Conti
Colonel John Lawrence
Ryuichi Sakamoto
Captain Yonoi
Jack Thompson
Group Captain Hicksley
Yuya Uchida
Commandant of Military Prison
Takeshi Kitano
Hara
Johnny Ohkura
Kanemoto
Alistair Browning
De Jong
James Malcolm
Celliers' Brother
Chris Broun
Celliers 12 Years
Ryûnosuke Kaneda
President of the Court
Takashi Naitô
Lieutenant Iwata
Tamio Ishikura
Prosecutor
Rokkô Toura
Interpreter
Kan Mikami
Lieutenant Ito
Yûji 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
Geoff Allen
P.O.W
Michael Baxter-Lax
P.O.W.
Mark Berg
P.O.W
Marcus Campbell
P.O.W
Colin Francis
P.O.W
Richard Hensby
P.O.W
Richard Hoare
P.O.W
Martin Ibbertson
P.O.W
Rob Jayne
P.O.W
Richard Mills
P.O.W
Mark Penrose
P.O.W
Arthur Ranford
P.O.W
Steve Smith
P.O.W
Stephen Taylor
P.O.W
Richard Zimmerman
P.O.W
Ian Miller
English Guard
Don Stevens
Pastor
Yôichi Iijima
Japanese Soldier
Satoshi Ito
Japanese Soldier
Masaki Kusakabe
Japanese Soldier
Kunihide Kuruma
Japanese Soldier
Hiroshi Mikami
Japanese Soldier
Akihiro Masuda
Japanese Soldier
Tokuhisa Masuda
Japanese Soldier
Takeshi Nagasawa
Japanese Soldier
Takashi Odashima
Japanese Soldier
Masanori Okada
Japanese Soldier
Shoetsu Sato
Japanese Soldier
Rintaro Shibata
Japanese Soldier
Masamichi Shibasaki
Japanese Soldier
Kaname Shimura
Japanese Soldier
Kenzo Shirahama
Japanese Soldier
Hisao Takeda
Japanese Soldier
Hidenobu Togo
Japanese Soldier
Atsuo Yamashita
Japanese Soldier
Heiwa Yoshihara
Japanese Soldier
Takeshi Yu
Japanese Soldier
Peter Barakan
Prisoner
Beat Kiyoshi
Rex Wilmshurst
P.O.W.