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Waker Film Reviews! The Burmese Harp (1956) 2013.05.11


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Posted 10 October 2014 - 10:59 PM

Release year: 1956
Director: Kon Ichikawa

 

Liked
Rating: 4/5

Watched: May 11, 2013

Casualties and music make antiwar sentiments, to ease the minds of the Japanese after WWII. Saying that perhaps it was right to surrender, because everything will be alright and we'll be human.

Handles intrigue/suspense well, and good singing of the soldiers + playing of the harp of the main character.


Edited by Waker, 12 October 2014 - 10:38 PM.

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