Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence

Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence (1983)

Genres - Comedy Drama, Crime, Drama, Family, History  |   Sub-Genres - Christmas Film, LGBT-Related Film, Prison Film  |   Release Date - May 28, 1983  |   Run Time - 124 min.  |   Countries - United States of America  |   MPAA Rating - R
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Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence (Japanese: Senjō no Merī Kurisumasu (戦場のメリークリスマス, "Merry Christmas on the Battlefield"), also known in many European editions as Furyo (俘虜, Japanese for "prisoner of war"), is a 1983 British-Japanese drama film directed by Nagisa Oshima, produced by Jeremy Thomas and starring David Bowie, Tom Conti, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Takeshi Kitano and Jack Thompson.

The screenplay by Oshima with Paul Mayersberg was based on Sir Laurens van der Post's experiences as a Japanese prisoner of war during World War II as depicted in his works The Seed and the Sower (1963) and The Night of the New Moon (1970). Sakamoto also wrote the score and the vocal theme "Forbidden Colours", featuring David Sylvian.

The film was entered into the 1983 Cannes Film Festival in competition for the Palme d'Or. Sakamoto's score also won the film a BAFTA Award for Best Film Music.

Movie Info

Box Office

$2,306,560

Themes

Tags

1940s, Dark, Film Based On Books, Japan, Lawrence, Literary, Man Who Fell To Earth, Merry Christmas, Prisoner Of War, Samurai, Soldier

Attributes

Filming Location: Auckland
Subject: homosexuality, Pacific War, World War II

Alternate Titles

Boldog Karácsonyt, Mr. Lawrence!
HU
Craciun fericit, domnule Lawrence!
RO
Feliz Natal, Mr. Lawrence
PT
Feliz Navidad, Mr. Lawrence
MX, ES
Furyo
AR, CA, FR, IT, MX, TR
Furyo - Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence
DE
Furyo: Em Nome da Honra
BR
God jul, Mr. Lawrence
NO
Kalά Christoύgenna, Kύrie Lώrens
GR
Linksmų Kalėdų, pone Lorensai
LT
Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence
CA, DK, DE, NL, NO, SG, SE, GB, US
Merry christmas mr. Lawrence
FI
Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence
AU, ID, PH
Merry christmas, mr. Lawrence
FI
Senjô no merî Kurisumasu
JP
Veselé Vianoce, pán Lawrence
SK
Wesołych świąt, pułkowniku Lawrence
PL
Καλά Χριστούγεννα, Κύριε Λώρενς
GR
Весела Коледа, г-н Лоурънс
BG
Щасливого Різдва, містере Лоуренс
UA
मेरी क्रिसमस, Mr. सॉरेन्स
IN
俘虜
TW
圣诞快乐,劳伦斯先生
CN
战场上的快乐圣诞
CN
戦場のメリークリスマス
JP
戰場上的快樂聖誕
HK