The Burmese Harp

TitleThe Burmese Harp
Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication1956
AuthorsIchikawa, Kon
Running Time116 minutes
Mediumblack and white
Publication LanguageJapanese
Abstract

This Oscar-nominated Best Foreign Language Film was one of the first to portray a sense of loss among Japanese soldiers in World War II. After surviving an attack, a soldier devotes his life to becoming a monk, promoting peace, and burying the dead in the fields of Burma.

Cast

Rentarō Mikuni
Shoji Yasui
Jun Hamamura
Taketoshi Naito
Kō Nishimura

Credits

Directed by Kon Ichikawa
Produced by Masayuki Takagi
Written by Michio Takeyama (novel), Natto Wada
Music by Akira Ifukube

Genre

Drama

Translated TitleHarp of Burma
Original Publicationビルマの竪琴
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