In this captivating, exhilaratingly skewed World War II drama from Nagisa Oshima (In the Realm of the Senses, Empire of Passion), David Bowie (The Man Who Fell to Earth, Basquiat) regally embodies the character Celliers, a high-ranking British officer interned by the Japanese as a POW. Music star Ryuichi Sakamoto (who also composed this film's hypnotic score) plays the camp commander, who becomes obsessed with the mysterious blond major, while Tom Conti (The Duellists Reuben, Reuben) is British lieutenant colonel Mr. Lawrence, who tries to bridge the emotional and language divides between his captors and fellow prisoners. Also featuring actor-director Takeshi Kitano (Sonatine, Fireworks) in his first dramatic role, MERRY CHRISTMAS MR. LAWRENCE is a multilayered, brutal, at times erotic tale of culture clash that was one of Oshima's greatest successes.
Epic true story of the life of Pu Yi, the last emperor of China's Ching dynasty, before the communists took control. Finely detailed multi-Oscar winner!
A youngster named Richard Vuu here portrays 3-year-old Pu-Yi, meeting the Empress Dowager (Lisa Lu) and being introduced to his new gig, in Bernardo Bertolucci's The Last Emperor, 1987.
A flashback to 1924, in which Pu-Yi (John Lone) turns to his English tutor RJ (Peter O'Toole) for advice when he is overthrown during a tennis game, in Bernardo Bertolucci's The Last Emperor, 1987.
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