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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, honor and glory. In his view, the allied prisoners are cowards when they chose to surrender instead of committing suicide. One of the prisoners, interpreter John Lawrence, tries to explain the Japanese way of thinking, but is considered a traitor. Written by
The military vehicle in several scenes looks like a United States Jeep. Prior to hostilities, the Dutch ordered 700 Jeeps from the US for the Dutch East Indies military forces, of which 300 were delivered by the time of the Japanese attack. Undoubtedly, some were captured and used by the Japanese. See more »
In the final scene in the prison cell, the cross belt of Lt Col Lawrence's Sam Browne is fitted back to front. See more »
this movie is so underrated it should be a crime, this film is a master piece when watched fully (the amount of people who must have watched the first 10 minutes and switched off must be many) but trust me, you have to watch it all, the thing that hits me the most about this movie is its strong morals (especially with Jack celliers played by David Bowie, and his flashbacks, and these also play a part later in story-watch it and you will see what i mean) and the way in which the human spirit works, really all i can say is you will NEVER understand until you watch the film FULLY, remember DON'T: 1. Be put of that David Bowie stars (you don't notice its him anyway, you believe him as his character) 2. Don't think it is going to be boring and switch off in first 10 minutes this is a great film and personally i think the greatest movie of all time, it is very underrated.
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