THE BURMESE HARP (1985) Director Kon Ichikawa
During the final days of the Second World War, the Japanese soldier Mizushima, deployed in Burma, is given a special assignment. Although his fellow soldiers receive news of his death, a Buddhist monk wandering in the vicinity of the camp makes us think that Mizushima might still be alive. This is a visually intense film in which the timeless beauty of the Burmese landscapes is constantly juxtaposed with the absurd sordidness of war.