Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence (1983) [The Criterion Collection #535]
2xDVD9 Custom | Run time: ~123 min | MPEG2 720x480 NTSC 16:9 (for Disc 2 4:3) ~8000 kbps avg | 7.68+7.37 GB
audio#1: English | Dolby AC3 2 ch ~384 Kbps | audio#2: Russian | Dolby AC3 2 ch ~192 Kbps | Sub: English, Russian
Drama, War, Art-house
In 1942 British soldier Jack Celliers comes to a japanese prison camp. The camp is run by Yonoi, who has a firm belief in discipline, honour and glory. In his view, the allied prisoners are cowards when they chose to surrender instead of commiting suicide. One of the prisoners, interpreter John Lawrence, tries to explain the japanese way of thinking, but is considered a traitor.