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Opened in Theaters: Wednesday, December 18th, 1957

Directed by David Lean
Genre: Drama
Running Time: 2:41

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The Bridge on the River Kwai
Academy Award® Winner
British soldiers are forced to build a railway bridge for their WWII Japanese captors, unaware of an Allied mission to blow it up.  View more >

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Starring William Holden, Alec Guinness, Jack Hawkins...  View more >

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[--- See Now! ---]by VIP MemberAug 7, 2002
David Lean's powerful masterprice from 1957 about a bulding of a bridge by the Japanese with help from POW's. The leader of the group, Colonial Nicholson, played by Oscar winner Alec Guinness, who was thrown in the hole for refusing to have his men build the bridge. But latter, under duress, he and his men built the bridge so that the Japanese can use to transport weapons and soldiers.

The film is split into two stories, one about the building of the bridge and the other about the escapee who wanted to blow up the bridge. "Bridge on the River Kwai" has great cinenatography by Jack Hilyard. This is a brilliant film and one of the best films from Director Lean, who knows how to direct an epic.
[--- See Now! ---]by  Aug 21, 2002
A masterpiece by the master David Lean. Definitely a classic and possibly one of the best war movies ever made (The Dirty Dozen is #1 in my humble opinion)

This movie has everything. An engrossing story based on fact. Great action scenes. Fantastic cinematography and brilliant performances by everyone.

I've probably seen The Bridge On The River Kwai a dozen times and would gladly see it a dozen more.


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