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The Bridge on the River Kwai


The Bridge on the River Kwai opens in a Japanese prisoner-of-war camp in Burma in 1943, where a battle of wills rages between camp commander Colonel Saito ([[Performer~P31162~Sessue Hayakawa~sessuehayakawa]]) and newly arrived British colonel Nicholson ([[Performer~P29203~Alec Guinness~alecguinness]]). Saito insists that Nicholson order his men to build a bridge over the river Kwai, which will be used to transport Japanese munitions. Nicholson refuses, despite all the various "persuasive" devices at...more

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