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663 Ratings

The Burmese Harp

Biruma no tategoto

Directed by Kon Ichikawa
Japan, 1956
Drama, War


A Imperial Japanese Army regiment surrenders to British forces in Burma at the close of World War II, while a private thought to be dead disguises himself as a Buddhist monk.

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The Burmese Harp Directed by Kon Ichikawa

Awards & Festivals

Venice Film Festival

1956 | 2 wins including: San Giorgio Prize

1956 | Special Mention

1956 | Honorable Mention: OCIC Award

Academy Awards

1957 | Nominee: Best Foreign Language Film

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