The Seed and the Sower (filmed as Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence)
The Seed and the Sower - filmed as Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence Author:van der Post, Laurens A COMPELLING STORY OF CAPTORS AND CAPTIVES IN A JAPANESE POW CAMP. — MADE INTO A MOVIE CALLED: MERRY CHRISTMAS MR. LAWRENCE, STARRING DAVID BOWIE AND TOM CONTI — This is war as experienced in a Japanese prisoner-of-war camp in Java in 1942; but, above all, as experienced in the souls of men. — What follows is the story of two British officers whose... more » spirit the Japanese try to break. Yet out of all the violence and misery strange bonds of love and friendship are forged between the prisoners - and their gaolers (jailers).
It is a battle for survival which becomes a battle of contrasting wills and philosophies as the intensity of the men's relationships develops.« less