The Burmese Harp

The Burmese Harp (1956)

The Burmese Harp
7.6/10 by 24 users

In the War's closing days, when a conscience-driven Japanese soldier fails to get his countrymen to surrender to overwhelming force, he adopts the lifestyle of a Buddhist monk.

Original Title:Biruma no tategoto
Release Date:January 21, 1956
Genres:Drama, Foreign, Music, War
Production Company:Nikkatsu
Production Countries:Japan
Director:Kon Ichikawa
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Plot Keywords:japan, world war ii, burma
  • This Film Touches Deep, One of The Best Ever
    February 15, 2003
    The grainy black and white can't hide the beauty of this film. Luscious and dealing with the deepest human feelings of war and death and rebirth. This movie is one of the all time greatest ever made. If it doesn't touch your soul, you're missing out and must be numb, cause the acting and the passion and the deep feelings the whole cast puts into their roles is musical in it's beauty. The lush settings and the burmese culture stand out as a slice of history we shouldn't miss.