The Burmese Harp

1956, Movie, NR, 120 mins

One of Kon Ichikawa's greatest films (ranking with his fine WW II drama FIRES ON THE PLAIN), this lyrical antiwar film is the picture that brought the brilliant Japanese director international renown. Private Mizushima (Shoji Yasui) is assigned to convince a Burmese unit of Japanese soldiers to surrender during the final days of WW II. When he is unsuccessful, the unit is attacked and wiped out with the exception of Mizushima, who is injured but nursed back to health by a Buddhist monk. Wearing a monk's robe, Mizushima then proceeds to bury the dead, honoring their dignity as he is transformed from a soldier into a holy man. The film was not released in the US unti...
Released: 1956 Rated: NR Length: 120 mins

Are You Watching?

The Burmese Harp
Loading ...

Where To Watch

The Burmese Harp
ONLINE
Where Price
This movie is not yet
available online.
ON TV
Where When
Loading..
ON DEMAND
Where Availability
Availability dates vary by video service provider. Please check your On Demand menu.
ON DVD
Where Price
Amazon$27.99

The Burmese Harp Clips & Interviews view all

The Burmese Harp
The Burmese Harp

more The Burmese Harp videos

TV GUIDE Users' Most Popular