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4980HARP OF BURMA, THE* (BIRUMA NO TATEGOTO)HARP OF BURMA, THE* (BIRUMA NO TATEGOTO)1956b & w116 minvhs (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)