The True Story of the Bridge on the River Kwai | 1999

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Documentary that looks at the true story behind David Lean's 1957 film "Bridge on the River Kwai." Over 65,000 Allied prisoners battled torture, starvation and diseases to hack the 250-mile Thailand-Burma Railway ...more
Director: David DeVries
Writers: David DeVries
Awards: 1 nomination | full awards »

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Documentary that looks at the true story behind David Lean's 1957 film "Bridge on the River Kwai." Over 65,000 Allied prisoners battled torture, starvation and diseases to hack the 250-mile Thailand-Burma Railway through the harsh jungles of Southeast Asia in only 14 months, thousands losing their lives in creating what they came to call "The Railway of Death."

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