PG | | Adventure, Drama, War
After settling his differences with a Japanese PoW camp commander, a British colonel co-operates to oversee his men's construction of a railway bridge for their captors - while oblivious to a plan by the Allies to destroy it.
1 June 2006 | Ed Uyeshima
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The Thai government renamed a stretch of the Mae Klong river the Khwae so that tourists could go see the bridge on it.
I'm sorry, Sir. I thought you were the enemy.
Commander Shears: Well, I'm an American, if that's what you mean.
In the opening train sequence there is an engine and an open car full with POWs in front of the car with a Japanese soldier on top with a machine gun. In the next scene the train has approached the end of the track and the engine and the open car have vanished. In the immediately next scene the engine and the open car again appear from which the POWs are deboarding.
And introducing Geoffrey Horne
English, Japanese, Thai
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