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Its a beautiful film well represented.
Private Mizushima becomes a sort of "hidden avatar" in his mission to bury the dead Japanese soldiers scattered across the Burmese landscape.
The film concerns a Japanese soldier separated from his unit in Burma, at the very end of WW II and its immediate aftermath.
What a thought-provoking and inspirational movie! I watched it in a World Religions class earlier this year and knew that I had to find it for my own personal movie collection. Read morePublished 2 months ago by PB
Lush print of a beautifully shot B&W movie. This film stuck in head for more than 40 years. Glad to watch it again. Powerful anti-war movie with touching performances.Published 4 months ago by F. Stoneback
i recall watching this as a kid and could not find the meaning beyond the fact that a soldier who had had enough of war became a priest and took up the challenge of helping others... Read morePublished 6 months ago by will crow
This story takes place in Burma the first few days after Japan surrendered WWII. The main character calms and soothes his fellow Japanese soldiers with beautiful harp music. Read morePublished 8 months ago by mr. contrarian
We loved this film, with it's unflinching and unsentimental look at the commonality of men, and the potential for spiritual growth even amidst the horrors of war.Published 9 months ago by JohnM
Kon Ichikawa’s anti-war film, ‘The Burmese Harp’, is basically a twofold film that composes, and delivers, quite the blow emotionally. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Andrew Ellington
Most people have not thought of what the WWII would have been like for the Japanese soldiers. This beautiful, touching, classic
film is one that embeds itself in one's mind,... Read more
The Burmese Harp is an excellent example of the triumph of the human spirit. The Japanese who were pretty brutal to the Burmese people are laid low and have to now suffer alongside... Read morePublished 10 months ago by alan j. greczynski