DVD
English
Title
Merry christmas, Mr. Lawrence
Director
Nagisa Oshima
Based on the work of
Laurens Van der Post
Composer
Ryuichi Sakamoto 1952-
Actor
David Bowie 1947-2016 Tom Conti
Language
English
Publisher
Video Film Express, 2001
1 dvd-video
Recording date
1982
Playing time
118 min.
Note
Engels gesproken Ondertiteling: Nederlands Gebaseerd op de roman The seed and the sower
EAN
8713053001451

About Nagisa Oshima

Nagisa Ōshima (大島 渚, Ōshima Nagisa, March 31, 1932 – January 15, 2013) was a Japanese film director and screenwriter. His films include In the Realm of the Senses (1976), a sexually explicit film set in 1930s Japan, and Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence (1983), about World War II prisoners of war held by the Japanese.

Early life

After graduating from Kyoto University in 1954, where he studied political history, Ōshima was hired by film production company Shochiku Ltd. and quickly progressed to directing his own movies, making his debut feature A Town of Love and Hope in 1959.

1960s

Ōshima's cinematic career and influence developed very swiftly, and such films as Cruel Story of Youth and Night and Fog in Japan…Read more on Wikipedia