History Film / MerryChristmasMrLawrence

6th Jun '18 1:47:38 PM Fireblood
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* FakeKillScare: In a mock execution, Celliers is told he has been found guilty of war crimes and is chained up in front of a firing squad. They shoot but - surprise! Just kidding!



* StagedShooting: See picture above. In a fake execution, Celliers is told he has been found guilty of war crimes and is chained up in front of a firing squad. They shoot but - Surprise! Just kidding!
12th Feb '18 8:20:58 AM Saveelich
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''Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence'' is a 1983 film from Japanese director Nagisa Oshima, and is based on ''The Seed and the Sower'' by Sir Laurens van der Post. The film is set in a Japanese POW camp in Java during UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, and focuses on the CultureClash and building tensions between the Japanese overseers and the British prisoners. Oh, and FoeYay. An awful, awful lot of foe yay.

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''Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence'' is a 1983 film from Japanese director Nagisa Oshima, and is based on ''The Seed and the Sower'' by Sir Laurens van der Post. The film is set in a Japanese POW camp in Java during UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, and focuses on the CultureClash and building tensions between the Japanese overseers and the British prisoners. Oh, and FoeYay. An awful, awful lot ''awful lot'' of foe yay.
1st Oct '17 3:07:33 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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Examining power, cultural differences, tolerance, forgiveness and taboos, Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence is very much a character and psychology-driven film, because POW camps aren't known for their exciting itineraries. The film is also of note for being a Japanese film set in a Japanese POW camp, meaning the director shares nationality with those in charge rather than the prisoners.

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Examining power, cultural differences, tolerance, forgiveness and taboos, Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence ''Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence'' is very much a character and psychology-driven film, because POW camps aren't known for their exciting itineraries. The film is also of note for being a Japanese film set in a Japanese POW camp, meaning the director shares nationality with those in charge rather than the prisoners.
25th Jun '17 11:18:29 AM nombretomado
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1st May '17 1:22:08 PM YellowLab
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* EverybodyCries: A book-only scene. When [[spoiler: Celliers is executed (for real this time)]], the prisoners hold a service for him. The narrator mentions that there was 'hardly a dry eye in the camp'.
1st May '17 1:17:02 PM YellowLab
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-->'''Celliers (upon being dragged along by the guards):''' I don't need any help, I've practiced walking for years.

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-->'''Celliers (upon -->''[upon being dragged along by the guards):''' guards]''\\
'''Celliers:'''
I don't need any help, I've practiced walking for years.
1st May '17 3:37:04 AM YellowLab
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* MismatchedEyes: Celliers appears to have differently coloured eyes. This is due to [[EyeScream his actor's eye injury]] which causes one of his pupils to be permanently dilated.

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* MismatchedEyes: Celliers often appears to have differently coloured eyes. This is due to [[EyeScream his actor's eye injury]] which causes one of his pupils to be permanently dilated.
1st May '17 3:32:49 AM YellowLab
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* PrisonRape: Implied to have been the case with the incident around [[spoiler: De Jong and the Korean guard.]] Even though Hara treats it like it was a mutually consensual act, the things that De Jong says about it imply that [[spoiler: the guard took advantage of De Jong's trust. He had been taking care of De Jong's wounds the nights before, and the guard's advances on him took him completely by surprise.]]
29th Apr '17 12:24:29 PM YellowLab
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* ManlyTears: Celliers starts to cry a little while telling the story of how [[spoiler: he betrayed his brother when he was young, see the MyGreatestFailure entry below]]


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** Celliers eventually chokes up and really tries to keep himself together while telling the story of how [[spoiler: he betrayed his brother when he was young, see the MyGreatestFailure entry above]]
29th Apr '17 12:15:19 PM YellowLab
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* DeadpanSnarker: Celliers isn't afraid to talk back to the Japanese, often resulting in snarky remarks like this:
-->'''Celliers (upon being dragged along by the guards):''' I don't need any help, I've practiced walking for years.
** Another example:
-->'''Yonoi:''' Who do you think you are? Are you an evil spirit?
-->'''Celliers:''' Yeah, one of yours, I hope.



* HollywoodToneDeaf: Celliers turns out to be one of these when he sings along with the hymns. He even lampshades it himself later in the film.
-->'''Celliers:''' I wish I could sing...



* ManlyTears: Celliers starts to cry a little while telling the story of how [[spoiler: he betrayed his brother as a child, see the MyGreatestFailure entry below]]

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* ManlyTears: Celliers starts to cry a little while telling the story of how [[spoiler: he betrayed his brother as a child, when he was young, see the MyGreatestFailure entry below]]below]]
* MismatchedEyes: Celliers appears to have differently coloured eyes. This is due to [[EyeScream his actor's eye injury]] which causes one of his pupils to be permanently dilated.


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* ShirtlessCaptives: A bunch of the extra's. Its not played for fanservice, though, as many of them look ill and weak from the circumstances they're in.
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