|4980||HARP OF BURMA, THE* (BIRUMA NO TATEGOTO)||HARP OF BURMA, THE* (BIRUMA NO TATEGOTO)||1956||b & w||116 min||vhs|| (Directed by Kon Ichikawa; with Shoji Yasui, Rentaro Mikuni) A haunting epic that depicts the horrors of war while affirming the dignity of humanity. It is the account of a young Japanese soldier's spiritual conversion. After the war has ended he remains in Burma and, dressed as a buddhist monk, dedicates his life to honoring the unknown dead by burying them.
(In Japanese with English subtitles)
(Restricted to classroom use only)