This is an original Japanese poster printed in 1983 for the first release of Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence.
This film has a great cast including - David Bowie, Tom Conti, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Takeshi Kitano and Jack Thompson. All are prominently featured on the poster.
Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence (Japanese: 戦場のメリークリスマス, Hepburn: Senjō no Merī Kurisumasu - "Merry Christmas on the Battlefield", also known in many European editions as Furyo (俘虜, Japanese for "prisoner of war"), is a 1983 British-Japanese war film. It was directed by Nagisa Ōshima, written by Ōshima and Paul Mayersberg, and produced by Jeremy Thomas. It stars David Bowie, Tom Conti, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Takeshi Kitano and Jack Thompson.
The film is based on Sir Laurens van der Post's experiences as a prisoner of war of the Japanese in World War II as depicted in his books The Seed and the Sower (1963) and The Night of the New Moon (1970). Sakamoto also wrote the score and the vocal theme "Forbidden Colours", which features David Sylvian.
The film was entered into the 1983 Cannes Film Festival in competition for the Palme d'Or. Sakamoto's score won the film a BAFTA Award for Best Film Music. (Source Wikipedia)
This poster is in a near mint condition. Please refer to the imagery as this is the exact poster that is for sale.
It is 37 years old!
It is not a reproduction or a reprint.
Certificate of Authenticity included.