The bridge on the river Kwai

David Lean (director), Pierre Boulle (based on the work of), Michael Wilson (author of screenplay)
The bridge on the river Kwai
David Lean
Based on the work of
Pierre Boulle
Author of screenplay
Michael Wilson 1914-1978
Alec Guinness William Holden
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, 2006 | Other editions
1 dvd-video + bonus dvd-video
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156 min.
Taalkeuze: Engels, Frans, Duits Ondertiteling: o.a. Nederlands, Engels, Frans

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About David Lean

Sir David Lean (25 March 1908 – 16 April 1991) was an English film director, producer, screenwriter and editor. Widely considered one of the most important figures of British cinema, Lean directed the large-scale epics The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957), Lawrence of Arabia (1962), Doctor Zhivago (1965), Ryan's Daughter (1970), and A Passage to India (1984). He also directed the film adaptations of two Charles Dickens novels, Great Expectations (1946) and Oliver Twist (1948), as well as the romantic drama Brief Encounter (1945).

Originally a film editor in the early 1930s, Lean made his directorial debut with 1942's In Which We Serve, which was the first of four collaborations with Noël Coward. Beginning with Summertime in 1955, Lean began to make internationally co-produced films financed by the big Hollywood studios; in 1970, however, the critical failure of his fil…Read more on Wikipedia