The Bridge on the River Kwai
|The Bridge on the River Kwai|
|Directed by||David Lean|
|Produced by||Sam Spiegel|
|Screenplay by||Carl Foreman
|Based on||The Bridge over the River Kwai
bi Pierre Boulle
|Music by||Malcolm Arnold|
|Edited by||Peter Taylor|
|Distributed by||Columbia Pictures|
|Budget||$3 million (estimatit)|
|Box office||$33.3 million (in U.S.)|
The Bridge on the River Kwai is a 1957 Breetish-American Warld War II film directit bi David Lean, based on the eponymous French novel (1952) bi Pierre Boulle. The film is a work of fiction but borrows the construction o the Burma Railway in 1942–43 for its historical settin. It starns William Holden, Jack Hawkins, Alec Guinness an Sessue Hayakawa. The film wis filmed in Ceylon (nou kent as Sri Lanka). The bridge in the film wis locatit near Kitulgala.
The film achieved near-universal creetical acclaim, winnin seven Academy Awairds (includin Best Picture) at the 30t Academy Awards, an in 1997 this film wis deemed "culturally, historically, or aesthetically signieeficant" an selectit for preservation in the Unitit States Library o Congress National Film Registry. It is widely considered tae be ane o the greatest films o aw time.