A guide to visiting kanchanaburi, the bridge on the river kwai, wampo viaduct & hellfire pass (konyu cutting) on the burma-siam death railway, with train times & fares from bangkok to kanchanaburi, river kwai bridge & nam tok. David lean's controversial anti-war epic the bridge on the river kwai has been the site of numerous battles since its release, but the festival's archive section consultant, clyde jeavons, is in no doubt about the significance to the film industry of both sunday's screening and the latest skirmish to surround. One of the greatest war films of all time, the bridge on the river kwai, was released 60 years ago today graham connors looks back at this powerful story. The bridge on the river kwai takes place in 1943, in a japanese prisoner of war camp in burma the allied soldiers (primarily british) who are brought here are expected to work for the japanese building a bridge over the kwai, which will be a critical piece to a railroad designed to connect malaysia with rangoon. Epic of wwii honor and sacrifice gone haywire read common sense media's the bridge on the river kwai review, age rating, and parents guide. The classic story of english pows in burma forced to build a bridge to aid the war effort of their japanese captors british and american intelligence officers conspire to blow up the structure, but col nicholson , the commander who supervised the bridge's construction, has acquired a sense of pride in his creation and tries. Read the empire review of the bridge on the river kwai find out everything you need to know about the film from the world's biggest movie destination.
The bridge on the river kwai is david lean's last film not to succumb to bloat despite its grand, oscar-bait stature, the 1957 epic subtly develops its themes about the irrationality of honor and the hypocrisy of britain's class system without ever compromising its thrilling war narrative whereas lawrence of. Day trips in bangkok: check out 527 reviews and photos of viator's bridge on the river kwai and thailand-burma railway tour. As the railway man starring colin firth opens, adrian bridge reflects on a trip to thailand's river kwai.
You've probably seen the 1957 move the bridge on the river kwai, but you might not know how much of the film was real and how much was fictionalized the real history of how the railway between burma and china was built, including the bridge, is a horrific story the british didn't build the railway in. On this full day tour from bangkok you will see the famous bridge over the river kwai, the death railway built between thailand and burma, the world war ii museum and the kanchanaburi war cemetery then you will make a train ride along part of the death railway as well as make a longtail speedboat ride on the kwai.
Book your tickets online for bridge over the river kwai, kanchanaburi: see 3583 reviews, articles, and 3103 photos of bridge over the river kwai, ranked no10 on tripadvisor among 59 attractions in kanchanaburi. The bridge on the river kwai is a gripping drama, expertly put together and handled with skill in all departments its potency stems only partly from the boxoffice draw of william holden and, to a lesser degree, alec guinness what elevates kwai to the rank of an artistic and financial triumph for producer sam spiegel is. It spans a whole new world of entertainment the bridge over the kwai river in june 2004 the round truss spans are the originals the angular replacements were supplied by the japanese as war reparations.
The bridge on the river kwai (1957), the memorable, epic world war ii adventure/action, anti-war drama, was the first of director david lean's major multi-million dollar, wide-screen super-spectaculars (his later epics included lawrence of arabia (1962) and doctor zhivago (1965)) the screenplay was based upon french.
The fame of the bridge is due to the 1957 film by david lean, the bridge on the river kwai based on a 1952 french novel by pierre boulle, the film features an unhinged british pow commander captain nicholson (alec guinness) who takes such pride in british technical expertise that he cooperates with the japanese. 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 (sessue hayakawa) and newly arrived british colonel nicholson (alec guinness) saito insists that nicholson order his men to build a bridge over the river kwai,.
Tamarkan, thailand c 1945 train crossing the wooden bridge which spanned the mae klong river (renamed kwai yai river in 1960) begun in october 1942, using prisoner of war (pow) labour, it was completed and operational by early february 1943 both the wooden and the adjacent steel bridge were subjected to. Buy the bridge on the river kwai new ed by pierre boulle, xan fielding (isbn: 9780099445029) from amazon's book store everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. The bridge on the river kwai is a 1957 world war ii pow film directed by david lean, about the construction of the bridges over the river kwai, although it. David lean's 1957 world war ii epic, the bridge on the river kwai, was an incredibly popular film, topping the box office for the year it was released and winning seven academy awards it tells the story of a group of british prisoners held in a japanese work camp in 1943 the leader of the british soldiers,.