The Resource Burmese harp | Biruma no tategoto, [Janus Films ; Nikkatsu Corp. ; produced by Masayuki Takagi ; original story, Michio Takeyama ; screenplay, Natto Wada ; directed by Kon Ichikawa], (videorecording =)

Burmese harp | Biruma no tategoto, [Janus Films ; Nikkatsu Corp. ; produced by Masayuki Takagi ; original story, Michio Takeyama ; screenplay, Natto Wada ; directed by Kon Ichikawa], (videorecording =)

Label
Burmese harp | Biruma no tategoto
Title
  • Burmese harp
  • Biruma no tategoto
Statement of responsibility
[Janus Films ; Nikkatsu Corp. ; produced by Masayuki Takagi ; original story, Michio Takeyama ; screenplay, Natto Wada ; directed by Kon Ichikawa]
Title variation
Biruma no tategoto
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • jpn
  • bur
  • eng
  • jpn
  • bur
  • jpn
Summary
"An Imperial Japanese Army regiment surrenders to British forces in Burma at the close World War II and finds harmony through song. A private, thought to be dead, stumbles upon spiritual enlightenment disguising himself as a Buddhist monk ... An eloquent meditation on beauty coexisting with death [that] remains one of Japanese cinema's most overwhelming antiwar statements, both tender and brutal in its grappling with Japan's wartime legacy"--Container
Member of
Awards note
1956 Venice Film Festival San Giorgio Prize winner--Kon Ichikawa, OCIC Award-Honorable Mention--Kon Ichikawa.
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
Biruma no tategoto (Motion picture)
Credits note
Cinematography, Minoru Yokoyama ; edited by Masanori Tsujii ; music, Akira Ifukube
Dewey number
791.43/72
Language note
In Japanese & Burmese, with optional English subtitles
LC call number
  • PN1997
  • PL839.A58
LC item number
  • .B568 2007
  • B5 2007
PerformerNote
Rentaro Mikuni, Shoji Yasui, Jun Hamamura, Taketoshi Naito, Ko Nishimura, Shunji Kasuga, Tanie Kitabayashi, Tatsuya Mihashi, Yunosuke Ito
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1906-1978
  • 1920-1983
  • 1915-2008
  • 1923-
  • 1928-
  • 1906-1995
  • 1921-
  • 1911-
  • 1923-2004
  • 1914-2006
  • 1903-1984
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Takagi, Masayuki
  • Wada, Natsuto
  • Ichikawa, Kon
  • Mikuni, Rentarō
  • Yasui, Shōji
  • Hamamura, Jun
  • Naito, Taketoshi
  • Nishimura, Akira
  • Kasuga, Shunji
  • Kitabayashi, Tanie
  • Mihashi, Tatsuya
  • Ito, Yūnosuke
  • Ifukube, Akira
  • Rayns, Tony
  • Takeyama, Michio
  • Janus Films
  • Nikkatsu Kabushiki Kaisha
  • Criterion Collection (Firm)
Runtime
116
Series statement
Criterion collection
Series volume
379
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Japan
  • Military deserters
  • Buddhist monks
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Burma
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
Burmese harp | Biruma no tategoto, [Janus Films ; Nikkatsu Corp. ; produced by Masayuki Takagi ; original story, Michio Takeyama ; screenplay, Natto Wada ; directed by Kon Ichikawa], (videorecording =)
Link
http://midwesttapes.com/images/movies/icrcc1685d.gif
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Based on the novel of the same name by Michio Takeyama
  • English credits from subtitles
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1956
  • Special features (in Japanese with English subtitles, 32 min.): Kon Ichikawa interview (2005, 16 min.); Rentaro Mikuni interview (2006, 12 min.); original theatrical trailer (4 min.); color bars
  • Booklet includes an essay by Tony Rayns ("Unknown soldiers")
Accompanying material
1 booklet (16 p. : ill. ; 19 cm.)
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Contents
  • "Burma is the Buddha's country"
  • Burning the dead
  • Poor souls
  • "I know now. . ."
  • Burmese ruby
  • "That's how Mizushima played it"
  • Parrot speaks
  • White box
  • Inside the Buddha
  • Old woman honors a request
  • Battalion song
  • Song of farewell
  • Other parrot
  • Returning home
  • "My captain and brothers at arms"
  • Penitent wanderer always
  • "All clear"
  • Unexpected reception
  • "Home, Sweet Home"
  • Mizushima's mission
  • Thirty minutes
  • MIA
  • Priest
Control code
ocm81146903
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Edition
Standard format 1.33:1.
Extent
1 videodisc (116 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515022729
Other physical details
sd., b&w
Publisher number
CC1685D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)81146903
System details
DVD, region 1; Dolby digital mono
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Burmese harp | Biruma no tategoto, [Janus Films ; Nikkatsu Corp. ; produced by Masayuki Takagi ; original story, Michio Takeyama ; screenplay, Natto Wada ; directed by Kon Ichikawa], (videorecording =)
Link
http://midwesttapes.com/images/movies/icrcc1685d.gif
Publication
Note
  • Based on the novel of the same name by Michio Takeyama
  • English credits from subtitles
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1956
  • Special features (in Japanese with English subtitles, 32 min.): Kon Ichikawa interview (2005, 16 min.); Rentaro Mikuni interview (2006, 12 min.); original theatrical trailer (4 min.); color bars
  • Booklet includes an essay by Tony Rayns ("Unknown soldiers")
Accompanying material
1 booklet (16 p. : ill. ; 19 cm.)
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Contents
  • "Burma is the Buddha's country"
  • Burning the dead
  • Poor souls
  • "I know now. . ."
  • Burmese ruby
  • "That's how Mizushima played it"
  • Parrot speaks
  • White box
  • Inside the Buddha
  • Old woman honors a request
  • Battalion song
  • Song of farewell
  • Other parrot
  • Returning home
  • "My captain and brothers at arms"
  • Penitent wanderer always
  • "All clear"
  • Unexpected reception
  • "Home, Sweet Home"
  • Mizushima's mission
  • Thirty minutes
  • MIA
  • Priest
Control code
ocm81146903
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Edition
Standard format 1.33:1.
Extent
1 videodisc (116 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515022729
Other physical details
sd., b&w
Publisher number
CC1685D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)81146903
System details
DVD, region 1; Dolby digital mono
Video recording format
DVD

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