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The Burmese Harp

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Original title
Biruma no tategoto (The Burmese Harp)
Year
Running time
116 min.
Country
Japan Japan
Director
Screenwriter
Natto Wada (Novel: Michio Takeyama)
Music
Akira Ifukube
Cinematography
Minoru Yokoyama (B&W)
Cast
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Producer
Nikkatsu
Genre
War. Drama | II World War
Synopsis / Plot
July, 1945: Japan's army is on the run. A platoon in Burma sings to keep its spirit up. Inspiration comes from their self-taught lute player, Mizushima. At war's end, while they await repatriation at Mudon prison camp, Mizushima is sent to convince a Japanese company dug into a mountain that it must surrender. He fails, the British attack, many die, and his companions fear he's been killed. However, he has survived and disguised himself as a Buddhist priest. En route to Mudon to join his comrades, the frequent sight of dead Japanese soldiers overwhelms him. He vows to live a life of prayer, burying bones and bodies; his friends want him to return with them to Japan.
Awards
1956: Nominated for Oscar: Best Foreign Language Picture
1956: Venice: San Giorgio Prize & OCIC Award - Honorable Mention
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