Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence (1983)

R   |    |  Drama, War


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During WWII, a British colonel tries to bridge the cultural divides between a British POW and the Japanese camp commander in order to avoid bloodshed.

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8 April 2004 | bazzzzzz
As unique now as twenty years ago
An extraordinary film. I watched this twenty years ago (saw it 3 times soon after) but had not seen it for some ten years until tonight. It moved me as much now as it did when I was so much more innocent and romantic and susceptible to sentiment. I'm harder now and far less forgiving but watching this tonight moved me immeasurably. Bowie's performance defies belief in its complexity and depth and the whole production is steeped in difficult to fathom layers of sexuality and stress and suffering and of probably decent men tormented by war and of being captives and captors. A nightmare you and I have the privileged of never experiencing because of the sacrifices of that generation. (It's soon out on DVD. Booked a copy on Play.com)

Where does this film stand in the all time greats and why has history been so indifferent to it? And why the measly 6.9 average? What is going on?

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