Rank: 61/100 in Top Movie 1983 – Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence: Java, 1942— A clash of cultures, a test of the human spirit.

Movie Synopsis:
Island of Java, 1942, during World War II. British Major Jack Celliers arrives at a Japanese prison camp, run by the strict Captain Yonoi. Colonel John Lawrence, who has a profound knowledge of Japanese culture, and Sergeant Hara, brutal and simpleton, will witness the struggle of wills between two men from very different backgrounds who are tragically destined to clash…

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Movie details:

  • Original Title: 戦場のメリークリスマス
  • Original Language: ja
  • Release Date: 1983-05-28
  • Category 1 (Type): Movie
  • Category 2 (Genres): Drama Movie, History Movie, War Movie
  • Category 3 (Year): Movie 1983
  • Adult: FALSE
  • Status: Released
  • Studios (Production Companies): Recorded Picture Company, National Film Trustee Company, Antares-Nova, Oshima Productions, Asahi Broadcasting Company, Broadbank Investments
  • Production Countries: Japan, New Zealand, United Kingdom
  • Budget: $0.00
  • Revenue: $0.00
  • Running Time: 124 minutes
  • Director: 
  • Actors: David Bowie, Tom Conti, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Takeshi Kitano, Jack Thompson
  • YB100 views Counts: 99
  • YB100 Likes: 3
  • Popularity: 6.343
  • Vote Count: 197
  • Vote Average: 7.5

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