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Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence

Genres: Drama · History · War

Release Date: 1983-05-28

Content Rating: R

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20th century · java · 1940s · prison camp · court martial · prisoner of war · world war ii · war crimes · based on novel or book


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…