Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence (Japanese: Senjō no Merī Kurisumasu (戦場のメリークリスマス, "Merry Christmas on the Battlefield"), also known in many European editions as Furyo (俘虜, Japanese for "prisoner of war"), is a 1983 British-Japanese drama film directed by Nagisa Oshima, produced by Jeremy Thomas and starring David Bowie, Tom Conti, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Takeshi Kitano and Jack Thompson. Wikipedia
Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence is a member of the following lists: English-language films, War drama films, British films, Pacific War films, Christmas films, Japanese-language films, Japanese films, Films shot in VistaVision, 1980s drama films and British LGBT-related films.
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Group Capt. Hicksley: (about something Yonoi just said) What the hell's Gyo?
Colonel Lawrence: Uh... It's a Japanese word for laziness.
Group Capt. Hicksley: Laziness! Jesus Christ, what makes he...
Colonel Lawrence: Why don't you listen? He means spiritual laziness, and he believes that if he takes away the food and the water, then he also takes away the nourishment of laziness.
Group Capt. Hicksley: You don't believe this bull shit!
Colonel Lawrence: I don't fucking know! Sir, I will tell you something that may surprise you! If we'll do it, he'll do it.