Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence

1983, 123m, 35mm, U.K./Japan/New Zealand

At a Japanese POW camp, South African soldier David Bowie challenges the resolve of commandant Ryuichi  Sakamoto, whose repressed desires loom in the midst of internecine conflict. Sakamoto’s first soundtrack is also among his best-known compositions, and with a startling vulnerability, he also revealed himself to be a commanding screen presence. (Forbidden Colours: Ryuichi Sakamoto at the Movies)

In English and Japanese with English subtitles

A film by Nagisa Oshima

December 16–January 2

Desperate Living