The Bridge on the River Kwai

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Year:
1957
Running time:
161 minutes
Studio:
Sony
Territory:
International
Directed by:
David Lean
Starring:
Alec Guinness, William Holden, Jack Hawkins, Sessue Hayakawa
Digital Cinema
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Description

A highly principled British colonel becomes obsessed with leading a band of P.O.W.s to build a bridge at the behest of their Japanese captors in World War II Burma.

The winner of seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director - has been digitally restored by Sony Pictures - from the original negatives to create a stunning new 35mm print and 4k and 2k DCP.

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Genre

War

Awards

Academy Awards:

  • Best Picture
  • Best Actor in a Leading Role - Alec Guinness 
  • Best Cinematography
  • Best Director - David Lean
  • Best Film Editing
  • Best Music, Scoring
  • Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium

BAFTA Awards:

  • Best British Actor - Alec Guinness 
  • Best British Film
  • Best British Screenplay
  • Best Film from any Source

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