The Burmese Harp

Biruma no tategoto
by Kon Ichikawa 1h56min Japan 1965
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The Burmese Harp
by Kon Ichikawa

In the War's closing days, when a conscience-driven Japanese soldier fails to get his countrymen to surrender to overwhelming force, he adopts the lifestyle of a Buddhist monk.

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  • Shôji Yasui : Yasuhiko Mizushima
  • Jun Hamamura : Ito
  • Rentarô Mikuni : le capitaine Inoue
  • And with: Taketoshi Naitô, Shunji Kasuga


  • Director Kon Ichikawa
  • Scenario Natto Wada
  • Photo director Minoru Yokoyama
  • Set Design Akira Nakai
  • Sound Masakazu Kamiya
  • Editing Masanori Tsujii
  • Original music Akira Ifukube
  • Producer Masayuki Takagi
  • Distributor Nikkatsu Corporation
  • Production Compagny Nikkatsu Corporation

Technical information

  • Aspect ratio1,33:1
  • Printed film format35 mm
  • Original sound mixMono
  • Production1965
  • Release date for France04/26/1957
  • CategoryFeature film
  • ColorBlack and White
  • LanguageJapanese, English
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