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Event: 'The Bridge On The River Kwai' Print
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Date: Saturday, November 10, 2018 - 4:00 pm
Duration: 3 Hours

(1957) Epic World War II adventure based on Pierre Boulle’s novel about British POWs in Burma who build a military supply bridge for their Japanese captors while British commandos make their way through the jungle to blow it up. Though the anti-war ending is more hollow than ironic, director David Lean excels in depicting the rigors of prison camp life, the military discipline that sustains the prisoners and, at the story’s center, the battle of wills between the British commander (Alec Guinness) and his Japanese counterpart (Sessue Hayakawa) over who will command the work details. Some wartime violence and harrowing camp punishments. (A-I -- general patronage) TCM (cable)



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