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The Bridge on the River Kwai

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The Bridge on the River Kwai
Directit biDavid Lean
Produced biSam Spiegel
Screenplay biCarl Foreman
Michael Wilson
Based onThe Bridge over the River Kwai
bi Pierre Boulle
StarninWilliam Holden
Alec Guinness
Jack Hawkins
Sessue Hayakawa
Muisic biMalcolm Arnold
CinematographyJack Hildyard
Eeditit biPeter Taylor
Distributit biColumbia Pictures
Release date
  • 2 October 1957 (1957-10-02)
Rinnin time
161 minutes
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 wirk o 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 seiven 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.[1][2]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. On the AFI's 100 Years...100 Movies lists, in 1998 (#13) and 2007 (#36)
  2. Roger Ebert. "Great Movies: The First 100". Archived frae the original on 29 Januar 2013. Retrieved 25 Februar 2013.