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.
The film's story was loosely based on a true World War II incident, and the real-life character of Lt. Col. Philip Toosey. One of a number of Allied POWs, Toosey was in charge of his men from late 1942 through May 1943 when they were ordered to ... ...
Do not speak to me of rules. This is war! This is not a game of cricket!
Saito tells Nicholson that he spent three years studying at London Polytechnic, which would presumably mean he would learn the British pronunciation of English words. But while he does refer to his own officer, Lt. Miura, as "Lef-tenant", he also complains that the bridge will not be completed on "schedule", using the American pronunciation, with an "sk" sound, instead of the British "sh" sound his education and experience in England should have led him to use.
And introducing Geoffrey Horne
English, Japanese, Thai
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