R | | Drama, War
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.
As Celliers is wearing a slouch hat typical of Australian troops, it could be assumed that he is in the Australian Army. However, the colour patch on the puggaree (hat band) is vertically divided (Australian colour patches were divided horizontally) and lacks the grey background that the Australian colour patches had. It is also noted that British troops in India also wore a similar hat.
Sgt. Gengo Hara:
Wake up, Lawrence.
Colonel Lawrence: What is it? Why so early, Sergeant Hara?
Sgt. Gengo Hara: Hurry up!
Group Capt. Hicksley: What does he want?
Colonel Lawrence: I'll find out?
Sgt. Gengo Hara: What?
Group Capt. Hicksley: You don't have to take orders from this man, you know, Lawrence.
Colonel Lawrence: Well, I'm the liaison officer, so I'm liaising.
Sgt. Gengo Hara: What did he say?
Group Capt. Hicksley: You're ...
In the final scene in the prison cell, the cross belt of Lt Col Lawrence's Sam Browne is fitted back to front.
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