Compétition internationale
46th edition
NOVEMBER 15>23, 2024, Nantes - France

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Merry Christmas Mister Lawrence

by Nagisa OSHIMA


Java 1942. A prisoner-of-war camp during World War Two where English soldiers are held by the Japanese. Captain Yonoï runs the camp, assisted by Sergeant Gengo Hara. Colonel John Lawrence, a bilingual Englishman, acts as a go-between for the Japanese and the English. At the trial of Major Jack Celliers, Captain Yonoï allows the major to escape execution and to remain a prisoner in the camp. Tis leads to a game of opposition and attraction. A story of love and taboos. A human story of codes to go beyond and to break, performed with great skill by the group of actors.

  • Titre français
  • Titre international
    Merry Christmas Mister Lawrence
  • Photo
    Tochiro Narushima
  • Montage
    Ryuichi sakamoto
  • Interprétation
    Sakamoto Ryuichi, David Bowie, Jack Sellier

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