• Publication date: May 14, 2012

The Bridge on the River Kwai

The film deals with the situation of British prisoners of war during World War II who are ordered to build a bridge to accommodate the Burma-Siam railway.

Program data

Duration: 160

Production Year: 1957

MBC Max:

May 21, 2012 02:30 (KSA) ~ May 21, 2012 01:30 (CLT)

A group of British prisoners are ordered to build a bridge and their first instinct is to sabotage the bridge.

But under the leadership of Colonel Nicholson, they are persuaded that the bridge should be constructed as a symbol of British morale, spirit and dignity in adverse circumstances.

At first, the prisoners admire Nicholson when he bravely endures torture rather than compromise his principles for the benefit of the Japanese commandant Saito.

But unknown to them all, the Allies have sent a mission into the jungle, led by Warden and an American, Shears, to blow up the bridge.


  • William Holden
  • Alec Guinness
  • Jack Hawkins
  • Sessue Hayakawa
  • James Donald
  • Geoffrey Horne

Directed by: David Lean

Rating: PG for mild war violence