The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)

  • March 5, 2023 | 5:00 PM - 7:40 PM | Sunday
  • Oldham Theatre


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Director: David Lean
Runtime: 161 mins
Country: UK
Language: English
Rating: PG

Full Synopsis

Set against the construction of the infamous Thai-Burma Death Railway, David Lean’s riveting epic questions the meaning of honour and dignity amid the madness of war. A stubborn battle-of-wills ensues when a newly captured British colonel refuses to yield to the camp commander’s violation of humanitarian laws. In his blind insistence on building a good bridge as a monument to British efficiency, the colonel treads the fine line between national pride and enemy collaboration. Meanwhile, a skiving commander who escapes by the skin of his teeth is recruited into a secret commando force. Aided by sympathetic locals, the multinational team embarks on an audacious mission to blow up the bridge.

With its gripping portrayal of the complexities of war, The Bridge on the River Kwai swept the 30th Academy Awards with eight nominations and seven wins, and garnered three Golden Globe Awards and four BAFTAs.


This film is part of the programme 3 Films about the Pacific War. For the full programme lineup please click here.

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