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Title The Burmese harp = Biruma no tategoto [(DVD) videorecording] / Nikkatsu Corporation ; director, Kon Ichikawa ; story, Michio Takeyama ; screenplay, Natto Wada ; produced by Masayuki Takagi.

Publication Info. [United States] : Criterion Collection : Janis Films, 2007.
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 Nichols Adult DVD Foreign Films  JAPANESE BUR    AVAILABLE
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Description 1 videodisc (116 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Series The Criterion Collection ; 379
Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs) ; 379.
System Details DVD, region 1, full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby Digital mono.
Language In Japanese and Burmese with optional English subtitles.
Cast Rentaro Mikuni, Shoji Yasui.
Credits Sound, Masakazu Kamiya ; editor, Masanori Tsujuii ; music, Akira Ifukube.
Note Originally produced as a motion picture in 1956.
Special features: interview the director Kon Ichikawa ; interview with actor Rentaro Mikuni ; original theatrical trailer ; essay by critic and historian Tony Rayns.
Summary An Imperial Japanese Army regiment surrenders to British forces in Burma at the close of World War II and finds harmony through song. A private, thought to be dead, disguises himself as a Buddhist monk and stumbles upon spiritual enlightenment.
Subject World War, 1939-1945 -- Burma -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Burma -- History -- Japanese occupation, 1942-1945 -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Added Author Ichikawa, Kon, 1915-2008.
Takeyama, Michio, 1903-1984.
Wada, Natsuto, 1920-1983.
Takagi, Masayuki, 1906-1978.
Mikuni, Rentaro, 1923-
Yasui, Shoji, 1928-
Nikkatsu Kabushiki Kaisha.
Added Title Burmese harp.
Biruma no tategoto.
ISBN 1934121290
Standard No. 715515022729
Music No. CC1685D Criterion Collection
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