Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence 1983



In 1942 British soldier Jack Celliers comes to a japanese prison camp. The camp is run by Yonoi, who has a firm belief in discipline, honour and glory. In his view, the allied prisoners are cowards when they chose to surrender instead of commiting suicide. One of the prisoners, interpreter John Lawrence, tries to explain the japanese way of thinking, but is considered a traitor.

Reviews
Joseph Hurley, Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence, in: Films in Review, vol. 34, 1983 pp. 569-570
Adam Smith, Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence, in: Empire, nr. 188, 2005 pp. 150 (DVD review)
Anke Sterneborg, Für Toleranz, in: epd Film, nr. 8, 2010 pp. 57 (DVD review)
Author:Joseph Hurley
Title:Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence
in:
Magazine:Films in Review
Volume:34
Year:
Pp:569-570
Illustrations:  no
Review of:   Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence (1983)
Author:Adam Smith
Title:Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence
in:
Magazine:Empire
Nr.:188
Year:2005
Pp:150
Illustrations:  no
DVD review of:   Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence (1983)
Author:Anke Sterneborg
Title:Für Toleranz
in:
Magazine:epd Film
Nr.:8
Year:2010
Pp:57
Illustrations:  yes
DVD review of:   Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence (1983)

Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence
United Kingdom / Japan 1983

Directed by

Cast
Jack Thompson

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Year:1983
Running time:123 minutes
Country:United Kingdom
Japan
Language:English
Japanese

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