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Plot: Based on a real-life story, this drama focuses on a small group of Allied soldiers in Burma who are held captive by the Japanese. Capt. Ernest Gordon (Ciaran McMenamin), Lt. Jim Reardon (Kiefer Sutherland) and Maj. Ian Campbell (Robert Carlyle) are among the military officers kept imprisoned and routinely beaten and deprived of food. While Campbell wants to rebel and attempt an escape, Gordon tries to take a more stoic approach, an attitude that proves to be surprisingly resonant.
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Powerful in the way that Schindler’s List was powerful
Most of the reviews I’ve read of this film use the word “powerful” to describe it, and I will too. It’s powerful because it’s realistic; no stereotyped good guys or bad guys here (it’s based on a true story, after all), and yet plenty of cruelty and some kindness, which leads to an exploration of themes such as justice and mercy in a way that (at last) doesn’t lead to boredom or cynicism. It’s *not* a light relief to watch this — but nor was Schindler’s List, possibly the only other prison-camp movie which matches this one for exploration of human motivation and hope.
Oh, and it stars a crop of very respectable (and largely British) actors. Why, oh why has this never had a cinema release in the UK?
This movie is profound, disturbing, and most of all, inspiring. I continue to be amazed at man’s inhumanity to man, and equally amazed at how some men rise above all of that to live and die with integrity. This is the true story of POWs in WWII. It will change you and challenge you. Everything about it is excellent– screenplay, direction, acting, production value, commentaries. But be forewarned. It’s brutal. This story was originally produced as “Bridge on the River Kwai,” but this is the TRUE version. The original was changed and sanitized. I was especially touched by the several scenes near the end where characters reached their natural conclusion, and by the postscript, which brought the viewer to the present. This film is worth watching several times.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 5 min (125 min), 1 hr 57 min (117 min) (USA), 1 hr 50 min (110 min) (TV) (Germany), 1 hr 50 min (110 min) (TV) (UK)
Genre Action, Drama, War
Director David L. Cunningham
Writer Ernest Gordon (book), Brian Godawa (screenplay)
Actors Ciarán McMenamin, Robert Carlyle, Kiefer Sutherland, Mark Strong
Awards 3 wins & 4 nominations.
Production Company Pray For Rain Pictures Inc. , Argyll Film Partners, Integrity Partners, Gummshoe Productions
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Panavision Cameras and Lenses, VistaVision Camera
Laboratory DeLuxe, Hollywood (CA), USA (color), Soho Images, London, UK
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm (horizontal), 35 mm (Kodak)
Cinematographic Process Spherical, VistaVision (visual effects)
Printed Film Format 35 mm