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Burmese Harp Reviews

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February 21, 2011
much like the soldier Mizushima dressed in the robes of a Buddhist monk, Ichikawa's war film tries on borrowed spiritualist attire and finds that it is an unexpectedly perfect fit.
July 1, 2010
Thoroughly engrossing in its humanism and often heartbreakingly beautiful in both tone and image.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
March 10, 2009
This is the pic that brought international acclaim to Ichikawa.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
December 30, 2008
Nominated in the first year of the foreign-language Oscar, Ichikawa's art film was innovative at the time with its anti-war spiritual message and lyrical imagery.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
October 29, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: A
April 28, 2007
most gentle of war dramas
Full Review | Original Score: B
April 1, 2007
The Burmese Harp, just as the titular instrument suggests songs without filling them out, is a slight film that suggests the heavy human toll of war without actually presenting it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 21, 2007
Fascinating stuff.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
March 30, 2004
From start to finish, there's a stirring humanism to Ichikawa's little seen classic. A powerful and affecting anti-war movie.
July 30, 2003
This lyrical antiwar film is the picture that brought the brilliant Japanese director international renown.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
October 23, 2007
Kon Ichikawa's 1956 antiwar film was widely hailed at the time of its release for its power and commitment, though by today's standards it's likely to appear uncomfortably didactic.
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