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The Burmese Harp (21-Jan-1956)

Original Title: Biruma no tategoto

Director: Kon Ichikawa

Writer: Natto Wada

From novel by: Michio Takeyama

Keywords: Drama, WWII

In the final days of WWII just after the surrender, Pvt. Mizushima, a prisoner-of-war, is tasked by the allies to approach a company which is unaware of the unconditional surrender. They refuse to lay down their arms, and are slaughtered by British forces. Now injured and in mental anguish, Mizushima disguises himself as a Buddhist monk and sets about burying the fallen. Powerful film. Received an Oscar nomination for Best Foreign Film; winner of the San Giorgio Prize at the Venice Film Festival.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Rentaro Mikuni
20-Jan-1923 14-Apr-2013 Kwaidan


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