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.
Among survivors of the construction of the Burma-Siam railway, there is often a lot of bitterness directed towards this film, as real-life conditions were much worse, with 13,000 POWs and 100,000 civilians dying in its construction. The filmmakers ... ...
Do not speak to me of rules. This is war! This is not a game of cricket!
When Shears is escaping from the camp, he is shown traipsing through an arid, desert-like landscape. His empty canteen is dragging behind him and he appears to be thoroughly parched. He collapses on the edge of a Thai village. When he departs the village after having recovered his health, the village is shown to be on a river's edge and surrounded on all other sides by lush jungle. No arid landscape is in the vicinity.
And introducing Geoffrey Horne
English, Japanese, Thai
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