The Bridge on the River Kwai Film Summary & Analysis

David Lean
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The Bridge on the River Kwai allowed military men to relive the glory days of World War II even as the Korean War was still going on. The film's creators show the harsh realities of daily life as a prisoner of war and the struggle of this group of British soldiers to overcome all the odds and survive.

The style of this film shows the exotic jungle areas in all their glory while at the same time showing the gritty reality of working on the railroad tracks and building a bridge. Nothing is shown as easy, and viewers see the torture the men go through in the ovens. The sick ward is used as a haven so that the military men can get some rest once in a while.

The Bridge on the River Kwai is a brilliant military film that brings all the...

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