Biruma no Tategoto (The Burmese Harp) (1956) - Japanese - Rentaro Mikuni, Shoji Yasui - Director: Kon Ichikawa - In the War's closing days, in Burma - a conscience-driven Japanese soldier fails to get his countrymen to surrender to overwhelming forces. Guilt drives him to adopt the lifestyle of a Buddhist monk as his comrades languish in a POW camp. Touching story. A different view of Japanese soldiers in the war.
The Wedding Banquet (Hsi Yen) - Mandarin - (1993) Winston Chao, May Chin, Ya-lei Kuei - Director: Ang Lee - A gay man caves in to pressure from his parents and takes a bride, to keep his traditional family from knowing his secret.