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Year1983
RatedR
Released02 Sep 1983
Runtime123 min
GenreDrama, War
DirectorNagisa Ôshima
WriterLaurens van der Post (novel), Nagisa Ôshima (screenplay), Paul Mayersberg (screenplay)
ActorsDavid Bowie, Tom Conti, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Takeshi Kitano
LanguageEnglish, Japanese
CountryUK, Japan, New Zealand
AwardsWon 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 8 wins & 6 nominations.

Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence

In 1942 British soldier Jack Celliers comes to a Japanese prison camp. The camp is run by Yonoi, who has a firm belief in discipline, honor and glory. In his view, the allied prisoners are cowards when they chose to surrender instead of committing suicide. One of the prisoners, interpreter John Lawrence, tries to explain the Japanese way of thinking, but is considered a traitor.
Year1960
RatedAPPROVED
Released13 Jun 1960
Runtime115 min
GenreBiography, Drama, War
DirectorRobert Montgomery
WriterBeirne Lay Jr., Frank D. Gilroy
ActorsJames Cagney, Dennis Weaver, Ward Costello, Vaughn Taylor
LanguageEnglish, Japanese
CountryUSA
AwardsN/A

The Gallant Hours

The Gallant Hours depicts the crucial five-week period in October-November 1942 after Admiral Halsey took command of the beleaguered American forces in the South Pacific Area. That period of combat became a turning point in the struggle against the Japanese Empire during the World War II. The story is told in flashback, framed by Halsey's ceremony of going on inactive duty in 1947.
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