Tag Archives: In the realm of the senses

Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence: One of the best war films ever made.

Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence is Nagisa Oshima’s 26th film and the third last one made.  He has had three strokes in his old age and it is unlikely there will ever be another one. It is based on a book called The Seed and the Sower written by Laurens Van Der Post. Merry Christmas Mr […]

The Empire of the Passions: Japan at its most passionate.

  I saw Norwegian Wood earlier this year, and enjoyed it very much. It’s a beautiful film, made in Japan, sourced from Japan’s greatest living writer, made by a Vietnamese filmmaker. I also watched Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence, a Japanese film starring Western actors made by a Japanese director. In the case of Tran Anh Hung, […]