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Drama History Rated: 18+ (R)19832h 4mOn: The Criterion Channel Tags: Based on Books Prison War 
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Based on BooksPrisonWarWorld War IIAdaptation
Country: Japan 

Island of Java, 1942, during World War II. British Major Jack Celliers arrives at a Japanese prison camp, run by the strict Captain Yonoi. Colonel John Lawrence, who has a profound knowledge of Japanese culture, and Sergeant Hara, brutal and simpleton, will witness the struggle of wills between two men from very different backgrounds who are tragically destined to clash…Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence featuring David Bowie and Tom Conti is streaming with subscription on The Criterion Channel. It's a drama and history movie with a high Rotten Tomatoes (critics) score of 80% and a better than average IMDb audience rating of 7.3 (14,201 votes).

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#174 Ranked in Prison Movies

#286 Ranked in War Movies

#391 Ranked in Movies on The Criterion Channel

Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence has a high Rotten Tomatoes (critics) score of 80% and a better than average IMDb audience rating of 7.3 (14,201 votes). The movie is popular with Reelgood users lately.

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