The Pod Bay Doors – A Movie Podcast | Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence (1983)

| December 21, 2020

This week, Doug and Jerry celebrate the Christmas holiday with one of Doug’s signature not-a-Christmas-movie Christmas movie with Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence (1983). This is a story of a P.O.W. camp on Java in 1942 and the struggle between culture (Japanese/British) and identity in that enclosed environment. It’s a daring exploration of wartime love and attraction in the face of duty, honor and reputation, directed by Nagisa Oshima, starring David Bowie, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Takeshi Kitano and Tom Conti. And, it takes place around/on Christmas!

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Jerry Roberts is a film critic and operator of two websites, Armchair Cinema and Armchair Oscars.
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