Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence

123 mins
7.8 / 10 (2833)


Major Celliers, a British officer, is interned by the Japanese as a POW. The camp commander is obsessed with the mysterious blond stranger, while the British lieutenant colonel Lawrence tries to bridge the emotional and language divides between captor and prisoner.

MUBI's take

Nagisa Oshima’s ravishing war film is fueled by charged, unforgettable performances from no less than David Bowie, Takeshi Kitano and Ryuichi Sakamoto (who also composed the film’s haunting synth score). A poignant and seasonal culture clash drama shot through with queer desire and redemption.

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