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Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence [videorecording] / Universal ; screenplay by Nagisa Oshima and Paul Mayersberg ; producer, Jeremy Thomas ; director, Nagisa Oshima.

Publication:
Universal City, CA : MCA Home Video, c1984.
Format/Description:
Video
1 videocassette (124 min.) : sd., col., stereo. ; 1/2 in.
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Other Title:
Merry Christmas, Mister Lawrence
Also known by title: Furyo [videorecording]
Subjects:
Van der Post, Laurens -- Film adaptations.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Prisoners and prisons, Japanese -- Drama.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Concentration camps -- Indonesia -- Java -- Drama.
Prisoners of war -- Indonesia -- Java -- Drama.
Prisoners of war -- Great Britain -- Drama.
Java (Indonesia) -- Prisoners and prisons, Japanese -- Drama.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Drama.
Form/Genre:
Feature films.
Motion pictures, British.
War films.
Film adaptations.
System Details:
VHS.
Summary:
British army officer Jack Celliers is sentenced to a Japanese P.O.W. camp in Java where he engages in a private war of wills with the camp's commander and a belligerent sergeant. Despite the gruesome setting, Celliers and his fellow prisoner John Lawrence come to understand and respect the special Japanese code of honor.
Participant:
David Bowie, Tom Conti, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Takeshi, Jack Thompson.
Credits:
Director of photography, Toichiro Narushima ; editor, Tomoyo Oshima ; music, Ryuichi Sakamoto.
Notes:
Based on the novel The Seed and the Sower by Sir Laurens Van der Post.
Videocassette release of the 1982 motion picture by National Film Trustee Company.
Local notes:
Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Class of 1924 Book Fund.
Contributor:
Ōshima, Nagisa, 1932- , Director, Screenwriter
Mayersberg, Paul. , Screenwriter
Thomas, Jeremy. , Producer
Bowie, David. , Actor
Conti, Tom. , Actor
Sakamoto, Ryūichi, 1952- , Actor
Van der Post, Laurens. , Author
National Film Trustee Company. , Producer
Universal Pictures (Firm). , Producer
MCA Home Video (Firm) , Distributor
Class of 1924 Book Fund.
OCLC:
10536873
Publisher Number:
047897800498
VHS 80049 MCA Home Video