The Bridge On The River Kwai

The Bridge On The River Kwai

Score: 10 / 10
Released: December 18, 1957
Director: David Lean
Producer: Sam Spiegel
Studio: Columbia Pictures
Cast: William Holden, Alec Guinness, Jack Hawkins
Genre: Drama
Length: 161 minutes
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Set in 1942 during WWII, English prisoners of war are forced to build a bridge in Burma to help the Japanese in the relief effort. Colonel Nicholson (Alec Guinness) takes great interest in the bridge and begins to obsessively protect and push its construction. Colonel Nicholson' obsession leads him to trouble when the prisoners lose patience and discover his hidden agenda.