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It spans a whole new world of entertainment!: "The Bridge on the River Kwai" (1957), a film by David Lean

Posted by Theia - Saturday, February 16th, 2013

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Starring William Holden, Jack Hawkins, Alec Guinness, Sessue Hayakawa, James Donald and Geoffrey Horne, «The Bridge on the River Kwai» (also known as "Ponte sul fiume Kwai, Il", "") is an Adventure/Drama/War film directed by David Lean, and written by Pierre Boulle, Carl Foreman, and Michael Wilson, released on December 18 of 1957 in the USA.

Storyline:
After the surrender of Singapore in World War II, a unit of British soldiers is marched to a Japanese prison camp in western Thailand. They are paraded before the camp commandant, Colonel Saito (Sessue Hayakawa), who informs them of his rules; all prisoners, regardless of rank, are to work on the construction of a bridge over the River Kwai to carry a new railway line to invade Burma.

Their commander, Lt. Colonel Nicholson (Alec Guinness), reminds Saito that the Geneva Conventions exempt officers from manual labor. At the following morning's parade, Nicholson orders his officers to remain behind when the enlisted men head off to work. Saito slaps him hard across the face with his copy of the conventions and threatens to have them shot, but Nicholson refuses to back down. When Major Clipton (James Donald), the British medical officer, intervenes, Saito leaves the officers standing all day in the intense tropical heat. That evening, the officers are placed in a punishment hut, [...]

Alec Guinness as Col. Nicholson in The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
Alec Guinness as Col. Nicholson in The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
(Source : The Official Trailer)

The Bridge on the River Kwai
The Bridge on the River Kwai
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Geoffrey Horne as Lt. Joyce in The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
Geoffrey Horne as Lt. Joyce in The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
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The Bridge on the River Kwai
The Bridge on the River Kwai
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The Bridge on the River Kwai
The Bridge on the River Kwai
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William Holden as Cmdr. Shears in The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
William Holden as Cmdr. Shears in The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
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The Bridge on the River Kwai
The Bridge on the River Kwai
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The Bridge on the River Kwai
The Bridge on the River Kwai
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Alec Guinness as Col. Nicholson in The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
Alec Guinness as Col. Nicholson in The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
(Source : The Official Trailer)

Jack Hawkins as Maj. Warden in The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
Jack Hawkins as Maj. Warden in The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
(Source : The Official Trailer)

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