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  • The HARP OF BURMA Alternative
  • The BURMESE HARP Alternative


Concerns the last days of the war in Burma. A Japanese soldier tries to convince his fellow soldiers that the war is over. They refuse to believe him and end up being killed. The soldier escapes by disguising himself as a Buddhist monk and decides to stay in Burma devoting himself to burying the Japanese soldiers who are strewn all over the land.

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