One of the reasons “The Seed and the Sower” is such a sonic-cinematic triumph is that Ryuichi Sakamoto was in a unique position to give voice to the intricately woven threads of emotion that connect the protagonists. He had the opportunity, rare for a film composer, to inhabit one of the lead characters’ heads and witness his turmoil from the inside.

I wrote about Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence for Criterion Collection. Read here.