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The Bridge on the River Kwai

1957 Rated PG 2hr 41m

Director David Lean's sweeping epic -- best known for a whistling work theme that became legendary -- is set in a World War II Japanese prison camp, where British prisoners are forced to build a railway bridge as a morale-building exercise.

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Movie Details

Awards
1958 BAFTA®
1958 Golden Globe Awards
  • Best Motion Picture (Drama)
  • Best Director (Motion Picture)
  • Best Actor in a Motion Picture (Drama)
  • Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture nominee
AFI®
  • Top 100 Movies
  • Top 100 Thrills
1958 Academy Award®
  • Best Actor: Alec Guinness
  • Best Cinematography
  • Best Picture
  • Best Director: David Lean
  • Best Film Editing
  • Best Writing Adapted Screenplay
  • Best Music Score
  • Best Supporting Actor nominee: Sessue Hayakawa
Ratings
PG
Mild war violence
11
Common Sense rating OK for kids 11+
Bonus material

DVD details

Blu-ray details

Screen formats

Widescreen 2.35:1

Subtitles

English, Spanish (Neutral), French, Chinese Simplified, Korean, Portuguese, Thai

Closed captioned

Yes

Language and sound

English: Dolby Digital 5.1, English: Dolby Digital Mono, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital Mono, French: Dolby Digital Mono

Other features

Color; region 1 encoding; interactive menus; scene access; enhanced for 16x9 TVs; isolated music score; DVD ROM features: Trivia Sabotage: "Experience Building The Bridge", maps and military strategy, screensavers More special features on The Bridge On The River Kwai: Bonus Disc.

Screen formats

Widescreen 2.35:1

Subtitles

English, French, Spanish (Neutral), Portuguese, Chinese Simplified, Korean, Thai

Closed captioned

Yes

Language and sound

English: Dolby Digital 5.1, French: Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 5.1, Portuguese: Dolby Digital 5.1

Other features

Color; interactive menus; scene access; trailer; Blu-ray exclusive features; making-of featurette; photo gallery; additional featurettes.