The last words in david lean's the bridge on the river kwai are madness madness madness although the film's two most important. It's time for movie critic bob mondello's latest home-viewing recommendation, for those who want to pop in a video and pop their own popcorn.
The 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. The bridge over the river kwai won seven academy awards (including best picture) in 1958 in early 1943, world war ii british prisoners.
On the surface, sir david lean's the bridge on the river kwai amounts to a superb epic filled with themes of bravery, valor, and idealism,. I have actually seen the bridge on the river kwai before, but i knew i didn't understand it i love when this opportunity comes around, to revisit.
Read the empire review of the bridge on the river kwai find out everything you need to know about the film from the world's biggest movie. The bridge on the river kwai is a gripping drama, expertly put together and handled with skill in all departments its potency stems only partly from the.
The primary purpose of this location is so that the japanese can use the labor of the pows to construct a railway bridge over the river, the bridge which will be a. The bridge on the river kwai is david lean's last film not to succumb to bloat despite its grand, oscar-bait stature, the 1957 epic subtly.
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