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One of the all-time great war films, THE BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI is yet another classic from the marvelous David Lean (LAWRENCE OF ARABIA, DR. ZHIVAGO). The film is an outstanding, psychologically complex adaptation of Pierre Boulle's 1952 novel, a classic story of English POWs in Burma forced to build a bridge to aid the war effort of their Japanese captors. British and American intelligence officers conspire to blow up the structure, but Col. Nicholson (a fabulous Alec Guinness), the commander who supervised the bridge's construction, has acquired a sense of pride in his creation and tries to foil their plans. Although credited to screenwriter Carl Foreman, the script was actually written by blacklisted writer Michael Wilson. The film garnered seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Actor (Guinness). The climax is one of the great finales in film history.
Movie Category: Feature
Movie MPAA Rating: Pg
Movie Studio: Sony Pictures Home
Movie Genre: Action/Adventure
Movie Type: Ensemble Film, War Drama, POW Drama
Movie Theme: Fighting the System, Culture Clash
MPAA Warnings: War Violence, Adult Situations
Run Time: 161 (minutes)
Software Format: Blu-ray
Subtitle Language: Thai, korean, english, french, spanish
Street Date: July 1, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 246-06-7201
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