For our holiday episode, we returned to the fabulous Trylon Microcinema to watch and discuss Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence. We not only discussed the film but we found ourselves pulled into a conversation about the Hayes code and about 80’s synth tracks! Jena was saddened that this film featured a lot of David Bowie but not a lot of his package. Well, you can’t win them all.
Happy New Year!
Our next episode, we’ll be watching House of Wax!
And we’ll be returning to the Trylon in February for Murder on the Orient Express!
|Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence (1983)|
|Rating: 7.3/10 (13,107 votes)
Director: Nagisa Ôshima
Writer: Laurens van der Post (novel), Nagisa Ôshima (screenplay), Paul Mayersberg (screenplay)
Stars: David Bowie, Tom Conti, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Takeshi Kitano
Runtime: 123 min
Genre: Drama, War
Released: 02 Sep 1983
|Plot: 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.|