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The Bridge on the River Kwai

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British POWs are forced to build a railway bridge across the river Kwai for their Japanese captors in occupied Burma, not knowing that the allied forces are planning a daring commando raid through the jungle to destroy it.


  • William Holden
  • Alec Guinness
  • Jack Hawkins
  • Sessue Hayakawa
  • James Donald
  • Geoffrey Horne
  • André Morell
  • Peter Williams
  • John Boxer
  • Percy Herbert

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Director David Lean achieves a fine balance of creating complex characters from a fine cast, while keeping the pace up throughout this long movie.

Almar Haflidason

The story in the jungle moves ahead neatly, economically, powerfully.

Metacritic review by Richard Roeper
Richard Roeper
Chicago Sun-Times

Possibly Lean's most complicated movie, Kwai is a towering work.

Metacritic review by Ian Nathan
Ian Nathan