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The Bridge on the River Kwai

David Lean Großbritannien, 1957

Zachary T.'s rating of the film Die Brücke am Kwai

What is perfect about Lean's "Kwai" to me on a personal level is how it captured my imagination and thrilled me as a child, and now, more than anything, it puts despair and fear in my heart. How fitting, considering the legions of idyllic youth who were drawn to the romanticism and adventure of war, and were then shattered by the reality of it.