In the sweaty jungles of Burma, a small Japanese unit led by Captain Inoyue (Rentaro Mikuni) is marching toward nothing in particular. Hungry and exhausted, they just hope to make it back to Japan alive. To keep his troops' spirits up, Inoyue, a choirmaster in civilian life, has the men sing constantly, and they sound pretty good, especially when they're accompanied by the soldier Mizushima (Shoji Yasui), who has taught himself how to play an elegant little Burmese harp.
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