Set in a Japanese prison camp in 1942 and based on the novel The Seed and the Sower by Laurens van der Post, the film investigates a confrontation of enemies when a newly transferred British military officer (David Bowie) clashes psychologically, culturally, and physically with the camp’s commander (Ryuichi Sakamoto), who becomes infatuated with him. The unforgettable sound track was composed by Sakamoto. 1983, new 35mm print, in English and Japanese with English subtitles, 124 minutes.
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