The Bridge on the River Kwai

PG
24 April
2.00pm
Location informationArc Cinema
Event cost$12 / $10

Adapted from the Pierre Boulle novel, The Bridge on The River Kwai is a stirring Second World War drama carried by terrific performances by Alec Guinness and Sessue Hayakawa, and widely considered to be one of the greatest films of all time.  

British POWs in a Japanese prison camp in Burma are forced to build a bridge to aid the war effort of their captors.

British and American officers plan to sabotage the construction and blow up the structure. But when their commanding officer orders them to complete the work, they must wonder if they are slaves or soldiers.  

‘A gripping drama, expertly put together and handled with skill in all departments... engrossing entertainment, including some scenes which will be listed as among the best of film memorabilia’ – Variety

 

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