During W.W. II, a British colonel tries to bridge the cultural divides between a British P.O.W. and the Japanese camp commander in order to avoid bloodshed.
The film is based on the experiences of Sir Laurens van der Post (portrayed by Tom Conti) as a prisoner of war in Japan during World War II, as depicted in his books The Seed and the Sower (1963) and The Night of the New Moon (1970).
The film was entered into the 1983 Cannes Film Festival 1983 Cannes Film Festival in competition for the Palme d’Or. Sakamoto’s score won the film a BAFTA Award for Best Film Music.
Directed by Nagisa Ōshima, co-written by Paul Mayersberg and Nagisa Ōshima, and starring David Bowie, Tom Conti, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Takeshi Kitano and Jack Thompson.
England/Japan 1983 | In English | 123 mins | Cert 15
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