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Die Brücke am Kwai (1957)  link to Die Brücke am Kwai on IMDb  link to trailer on IMDb

Nummer: 639

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8,2/10 (170913 Stimmen)

Originaltitel: The Bridge on the River Kwai

Land: UK, 161 Minuten

Filmsprachen: Englisch, Japanisch, Thailändisch

Genre: Abenteuer, Drama, Krieg

Regisseur: David Lean

The film deals with the situation of British prisoners of war during World War II who are ordered to build a bridge to accommodate the Burma-Siam railway. Their instinct is to sabotage the bridge but, under the leadership of Colonel Nicholson, they are persuaded that the bridge should be constructed as a symbol of British morale, spirit and dignity in adverse circumstances. At first, the prisoners admire Nicholson when he bravely endures torture rather than compromise his principles for the benefit of the Japanese commandant Saito. He is an honorable but arrogant man, who is slowly revealed to be a deluded obsessive. He convinces himself that the bridge is a monument to British character, but actually is a monument to himself, and his insistence on its construction becomes a subtle form of collaboration with the enemy. Unknown to him, the Allies have sent a mission into the jungle, led by Warden and an American, Shears, to blow up the bridge.


William Holden Cmdr. Shears
Alec Guinness Colonel Nicholson

Medium: Unbekannt,

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Seitenformat: 2.35:1