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One of the mos underrated films of the 80's..A must see.
on 2 March 2018
A true classic. A story of horror, torture, friendship and redemption.
Set during WWII in a Japanese Prisoner Of War camp Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence is one of the most underrated films of the eighties.
Bowie's acting is not the wooden acting in The Man Who Fell To Earth or the over the top campish acting of Labyrinth.
I have watched this film a number of times and never get bored.
Obviously it is a must for all Bowie fans but I would have it as one of the films to watch afore you die.
Tom Conti gives his greatest performance as the prisoner trying to be the go between, between the prisoners and camp guards.
The music is beautiful and haunting, by Ryuichi Sakamoto, who also plays the Camps boss, Capt Yanoi.
Made in 1983 Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence has not dated one bit....Do yourself and watch this excellent WWII drama that has that little extra.