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A.k.a.
The Burmese Harp
Year
1956
Runtime
116 min.
Director
Kon Ichikawa
Genres
Drama, War, Music
Rating *
8.1
Votes *
3,840
Checks
1,696
Favs
221
Dislikes
15
Favs/checks
13.0% (1:8)
Favs/dislikes
15:1
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  1. -1flb2-'s avatar

    -1flb2-

    An excellent movie about comaraderie, commitment, and devotion. A very good watch for this period of history. Very healing. 7 years 11 months ago
  2. nicolekidman's avatar

    nicolekidman

    Beautiful and heartwrenching. 9 years ago
  3. Thorkell's avatar

    Thorkell

    WOW! This film is just unbelievably beautiful. It is David Lean-ian in scope, and with the warmth and beauty of Ozu. It is a long time since I was as moved by a film as this one. It is hard to categorise this film. It might be regarded as a war film but it is so much more than this. It is more of a music film than war film really, where music unmasks the unity of all people and the beauty of humanity. I feel transformed after watching this masterpiece. I saw it with my wife and she was so moved that she went into our room to have a moment on her own with the memories of the film. Here is a film that goes straight to my top 20 list. So again, WOW! 12 years ago
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  1. This movie ranks #12 in Academy Award - Best International Feature Film Nominees
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  2. This movie ranks #17 in IMDb's Music Top 50
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  3. This movie ranks #51 in iCheckMovies's 1950s Top 100
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  4. This movie ranks #56 in Arts & Faith's Top 100 Films
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  5. This movie ranks #78 in François Truffaut's The Films in My Life
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  6. This movie ranks #137 in Harvard's Suggested Film Viewing: Narrative Films
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  8. This movie ranks #296 in 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die
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  9. This movie ranks #371 in Halliwell's Top 1000: The Ultimate Movie Countdown
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  10. This movie ranks #419 in Emma Beare's 501 Must-See Movies
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  11. This movie ranks #421 in The Criterion Collection
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  12. This movie ranks #841 in TSPDT's 1,000 Greatest Films: 1001-2500
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