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The Burmese Harp

Spine #379



Release:
Mar 13, 2007
$29.95

Number of Discs: 1

Specs
  • 1.33:1 Standard
  • Japanese Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono
  • English subtitles

The Burmese Harp



Directed By: Kon Ichikawa
Starring: Rentaro Mikuni, Shoji Yasui, Taniye Kitabayashi, Tatsuya Mihashi, Yanosuke Ito
Licensor: Nikkatsu Co.

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An Imperial Japanese Army regiment surrenders to British forces in Burma at the close of World War II and finds harmony through song. A private, thought to be dead, disguises himself as a Buddhist monk and stumbles upon spiritual enlightenment. Magnificently shot in hushed black and white, Kon Ichikawa's The Burmese Harp is an eloquent meditation on beauty coexisting with death and remains one of Japanese cinema's most overwhelming antiwar statements, both tender and brutal in its grappling with Japan's wartime legacy.

Supplements
  • New video interviews with director Kon Ichikawa and actor Rentaro Mikuni
  • Original theatrical trailer

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