Burmese Harp, The: The Criterion Collection

Criterion   (1956) / Region 1
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Burmese Harp, The: The Criterion Collection

An Imperial Japanese Army regiment surrenders to British f-rces in Burma at the close World War II and finds harmony through song. A corporal, thought to be dead, disguises himself as a Buddhist monk and stumbles upon spiritual enlightenment. Magnificently shot in hushed black and white, Kon Ichikawa's The Burmese Harp is an eloquent meditation on beauty coexisting with death and remains one of Japanese cinema's most overwhelming antiwar statements, both tender and brutal in its grappling with Japan's wartime legacy.

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  • Length
  • Rating NR
  • Released:
  • Added Jan 08 2007
  • Production Year 1956
  • Empire SKU 1284472
  • UPC Code 715515022729
  • Studio  Criterion
  • Packaging Keep
  • Number of Discs 1
  • Disc SS-DL
  • Subtitles English

Features

New video interviews with director Kon Ichikawa and actor Rentaro Mikuni
Original theatrical trailer
PLUS: A new essay by renowned critic and historian Tony Rayns

Audio/Video

  • Audio
    Japanese Dolby Digital Mono
  • Video
    Standard 1.33:1 B&W

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