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Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence (1983) Poster

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Directed by 

Nagisa Ôshima

Writing Credits  

Laurens van der Post ... (novel)
 
Nagisa Ôshima ... (screenplay) &
Paul Mayersberg ... (screenplay)

Cast (in credits order) verified as complete  

David Bowie ... Celliers
Tom Conti ... Lawrence
Ryuichi Sakamoto ... Yonoi
Takeshi Kitano ... Hara (as Takeshi)
Jack Thompson ... Hicksley
Johnny Ohkura Johnny Ohkura ... Kanemoto
Alistair Browning ... De Jong
James Malcolm James Malcolm ... Celliers' Brother
Chris Broun Chris Broun ... Celliers 12 Years
Yûya Uchida Yûya Uchida ... Commandant of Military Prison (as Yuya Uchida)
Ryûnosuke Kaneda ... President of the Court (as Ryunosuke Kaneda)
Takashi Naitô Takashi Naitô ... Lieutenant Iwata (as Takashi Naito)
Tamio Ishikura Tamio Ishikura ... Prosecutor
Rokkô Toura Rokkô Toura ... Interpreter (as Rokko Toura)
Kan Mikami Kan Mikami ... Lieutenant Ito
Yûji Honma Yûji Honma ... PFC Yajima (as Yuji Honma)
Daisuke Iijima Daisuke Iijima ... Corporal Ueki
Hideo Murota Hideo Murota ... New Commandant of Camp
Barry Dorking Barry Dorking ... Chief Doctor
Geoff Clendon Geoff Clendon ... Australian Doctor
Grant Bridger Grant Bridger ... P.O.W.
Richard Adams Richard Adams ... P.O.W.
Geoff Allen Geoff Allen ... P.O.W.
Michael Baxter-Lax Michael Baxter-Lax ... P.O.W.
Mark Berg Mark Berg ... P.O.W.
Marcus Campbell Marcus Campbell ... P.O.W.
Colin Francis ... P.O.W.
Richard Hensby Richard Hensby ... P.O.W.
Richard Hoare Richard Hoare ... P.O.W.
Martin Ibbertson Martin Ibbertson ... P.O.W.
Rob Jayne Rob Jayne ... P.O.W.
Richard Mills Richard Mills ... P.O.W.
Mark Penrose Mark Penrose ... P.O.W.
Arthur Ranford Arthur Ranford ... P.O.W.
Steve Smith Steve Smith ... P.O.W.
Stephen Taylor Stephen Taylor ... P.O.W.
Richard Zimmerman Richard Zimmerman ... P.O.W.
Ian Miller Ian Miller ... English Guard
Don Stevens Don Stevens ... Pastor
Yôichi Iijima Yôichi Iijima ... Japanese Soldier (as Yoichi Iijima)
Satoshi Ito Satoshi Ito ... Japanese Soldier
Masaki Kusakabe Masaki Kusakabe ... Japanese Soldier
Kunihide Kuruma Kunihide Kuruma ... Japanese Soldier
Hiroshi Mikami ... Japanese Soldier
Akihiro Masuda Akihiro Masuda ... Japanese Soldier
Tokuhisa Masuda Tokuhisa Masuda ... Japanese Soldier
Takeshi Nagasawa Takeshi Nagasawa ... Japanese Soldier
Takashi Odashima Takashi Odashima ... Japanese Soldier
Masanori Okada Masanori Okada ... Japanese Soldier
Shoetsu Sato Shoetsu Sato ... Japanese Soldier
Rintaro Shibata Rintaro Shibata ... Japanese Soldier
Masamichi Shibasaki Masamichi Shibasaki ... Japanese Soldier
Kaname Shimura Kaname Shimura ... Japanese Soldier
Kenzo Shirahama Kenzo Shirahama ... Japanese Soldier
Hisao Takeda Hisao Takeda ... Japanese Soldier
Hidenobu Togo Hidenobu Togo ... Japanese Soldier
Atsuo Yamashita Atsuo Yamashita ... Japanese Soldier
Heiwa Yoshihara Heiwa Yoshihara ... Japanese Soldier
Takeshi Yu Takeshi Yu ... Japanese Soldier
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Peter Barakan Peter Barakan ... Prisoner (uncredited)
Beat Kiyoshi Beat Kiyoshi ... (uncredited)
Rex Wilmshurst Rex Wilmshurst ... P.O.W. (uncredited)

Produced by 

Terry Glinwood ... executive producer
Masato Hara ... executive producer
Joyce Herlihy ... associate producer
Geoffrey Nethercott ... executive producer
Eiko Oshima ... executive producer
Larry Parr ... associate producer
Jeremy Thomas ... producer

Music by 

Ryuichi Sakamoto ... (as Ryûichi Sakamoto)

Cinematography by 

Tôichirô Narushima ... director of photography

Film Editing by 

Tomoyo Oshima

Production Design by 

Shigemasa Toda

Art Direction by 

Andrew Sanders

Makeup Department 

Antony Clavet ... makeup supervisor
Glenis Daly ... hair stylist
Bryony Hurden ... makeup assistant
Robern Pickering ... chief makeup artist

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director 

Jonty Barraud ... second assistant director
Geoffery Hill ... third assistant director
Lee Tamahori ... first assistant director

Art Department 

Masaru Arakawa ... set dresser
Lyn Bergquist ... property buyer
Kyoichi Hashimoto ... construction manager
Tetsuya Hataya ... assistant art director
Trevor Haysom ... stand-by props assistant
Ryoichi Kamon ... construction technician
Masaaki Kobayashi ... construction technician
Bryan McDonald ... property assistant
Kazumasa Nomura ... assistant art director
Chris Paulger ... stand-by props
Pam Seabold ... property assistant (as Pam Sebold)
Yutaka Wakase ... construction technician
Shoichi Yasuda ... property master

Sound Department 

Eugene Arts ... boom operator
Akira Honma ... dubbing mixer / sound effects
Mikio Mori ... stereo sound consultant: Dolby
Mike Westgate ... sound recordist

Special Effects by 

Kevin Chisnall ... special effects supervisor

Visual Effects by 

Shulamit Levin ... digital restoration artist (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department 

Rick Allender ... clapper loader
Ian Beale ... electrician
Dennis Cullen ... grip
Tex Foote ... generator operator (as Tex Foot)
Ken George ... still photographer
Brian Harris ... key grip
Don Jowsey ... best boy
Geoff Maine ... electrician
Warren Mearns ... gaffer
Brendon Mune ... electrician
Jeff O'Donnell ... grip
Ian Philp ... electrician
Andy Roelants ... focus puller
Hiroaki Sugimura ... camera operator
Takashi Ueno ... still photographer

Casting Department 

Diana Rowan ... casting: New Zealand
Takashi Ueno ... casting: Japan

Costume and Wardrobe Department 

Norman Forsey ... wardrobe assistant
Leslie Gilda ... wardrobe assistant
Kazuo Matsuda ... wardrobe master
Christine West ... wardrobe supervisor

Editorial Department 

Kimie Kawagishi ... negative cutter
Kenichi Takashima ... assistant film editor

Location Management 

Takashi Shirai ... location manager

Script and Continuity Department 

Raijin Nakahata ... continuity

Transportation Department 

Robin Allen-Paris ... transportation manager (as Robin Allen)

Other crew 

Vivien Bridgewater ... production secretary
Sevilla Delofski ... assistant to producer
Didi Dickson ... interpreter
Mitsue Fujita ... assistant production accountant
Ralph Gardiner ... armorer
Tony Hedges ... production accountant
Margaret Hilliard ... production coordinator
Lynne Newport ... assistant production accountant
Susan Nicholas ... nurse
Roger Pulvers ... assistant to director / dialogue coach
Kuniko Usui ... production assistant
Brian Mahony ... insurance broker (uncredited)
Natsuko Toda ... translation: Japanese (uncredited)
Kansai Yamamoto ... concept designer (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

See also

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