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Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence (Criterion Collection)
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In this captivating, exhilaratingly skewed World War II drama from Nagisa Oshima (In the Realm of the Senses, Empire of Passion), David Bowie (The Man Who Fell to Earth, Basquiat) regally embodies the character Celliers, a high-ranking British officer interned by the Japanese as a POW. Music star Ryuichi Sakamoto (who also composed this film's hypnotic score) plays the camp commander, who becomes obsessed with the mysterious blond major, while Tom Conti (The Duellists; Reuben, Reuben) is British lieutenant colonel Mr. Lawrence, who tries to bridge the emotional and language divides between his captors and fellow prisoners. Also featuring actor-director Takeshi Kitano (Sonatine, Fireworks) in his first dramatic role, Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence is a multilayered, brutal, at times erotic tale of culture clash that was one of Oshima's greatest successes.

Title: Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence (Criterion Collection)
Genre: Drama, War-World War II
Starring: David Bowie, Tom Conti, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Jack Thompson, Takashi Naito, Kan Mikami
Director: Nagisa Oshima
Studio: Criterion
Attributes: Widescreen
Release Date: 9/28/2010
Original Year: 1983
Product Type: Blu-ray
Rated: R
UPC: 715515062015
Item #: HVD002239

Closed Caption: No
Street Date: 9/28/2010
Run Time: 113 minutes

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