The Bridge on the River Kwai Trailer & Clips


The Bridge on the River Kwai full movie is released on Dec 14, 1957. Watch The Bridge on the River Kwai online - the Thai Adventure movie from United Kingdom , which has achieved a worldwide gross of $27,200,000. The Bridge on the River Kwai is directed by David Lean and created by Pierre Boulle with William Holden and Alec Guinness. The Bridge on the River Kwai is available online on HBO Max and HBO Max Amazon Channel.

During WW II, allied POWs in a Japanese internment camp are ordered to build a bridge to accommodate the Burma-Siam railway. Their instinct is to sabotage the bridge, but under the leadership of Colonel Nicholson they're persuaded the bridge should be built to help morale, spirit. At first, the prisoners admire Nicholson when he bravely endures torture rather than compromise his principles for the benefit of Japanese Commandant Colonel Saito, but soon they realise it's a monument to Nicholson, himself, as well as a form of collaboration with the enemy.

As know as:

Tiltas per Kvai upę, Broen over floden Kwai, Most cez rieku Kwai, El pont sobre el riu Kwai, Kwai Köprüsü

Release Date:

Dec 18, 1957

Release Date (Streaming):

Nov 21, 2000


United Kingdom, United States


Thai, English, Japanese

Stream Service:

Columbia Pictures

Production Companies:

Horizon Pictures (II)

Gross worldwide:



The towering triumph of adventure from the makers of "Lawrence of Arabia.", It spans a whole new world of entertainment!


Pauline Kael
New Yorker
The film is rather misshapen, particularly in the sections featuring William Holden, and the action that detonates the explosive finish isn't quite clear. However, Alec Guinness is compelling as the English Colonel Nicholson.
by rottentomatoes, Jul 28, 2022
Richard L. Coe
Washington Post
This gripping tale will keep you tied to your seat thanks to the brilliant effectiveness with which Director David Lean has tied together script, casting and technical demands.
by rottentomatoes, Jul 25, 2022
Helen Bower
Detroit Free Press
The madness of war has never been shown more graphically than in this Pierre Boulle screenplay from his own novel, set and filmed on location in Ceylon.
by rottentomatoes, Nov 17, 2021

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