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Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence

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Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence was the first English-language project of Japanese director [[Performer~P105229~Nagisa Oshima~nagisaoshima]] (Death by Hanging, In the Realm of the Senses). In tune with his previous filmic essays on racism and brutality, Merry Christmas concentrates on a war of wills between rebellious POW [[Performer~P82636~David Bowie~davidbowie]] and camp commandant Ryuichi Sakomoto. Assuming that his other prisoners' unwillingness to protest their cruel treatment is a sign of weakness...more

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