Skip to main content alibris logo

Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence ()

directed by Nagisa Oshima
featuring David Bowie, Tom Conti, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Jack Thompson

Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence - Nagisa Oshima
Filter Results
Item Condition
Seller Rating
Other Options
Change Currency

Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence was the first English-language project of Japanese director Nagisa Oshima (Death by Hanging, In the Realm of the Senses). In tune with his previous filmic essays on racism and brutality, Merry Christmas concentrates on a war of wills between rebellious POW David Bowie and camp commandant Ryuichi Sakomoto. Assuming that his other prisoners' unwillingness to protest their cruel treatment is a sign of weakness, Sakomoto is most impressed by Bowie's enigmatic defiance. While Bowie and Sakomoto seem ...