The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)

Dinner with Saito

Colonel Saito (Sessue Hayakawa) tries several bribery tactics to convince Colonel Nicholson (Alec Guinness) to order his officers to work on the construction of the bridge, but Nicholson will have none of it.

Directed by David Lean.

Released in 1957 by Sony.

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  • character-type: Military Officer
  • action: Argue
  • action: Drink
  • editors-choice: Male Performances
  • primary-genre: Classics
  • primary-genre: Action and Adventure
  • primary-genre: Drama
  • primary-genre: Foreign
  • secondary-genre: Dramas Based on Classic Literature
  • secondary-genre: Classic War Stories
  • secondary-genre: Classics
  • secondary-genre: Classic Dramas
  • secondary-genre: Classic Action & Adventure
  • secondary-genre: Military & War Dramas
  • secondary-genre: Military Action & Adventure
  • secondary-genre: Dramas Based on the Book
  • secondary-genre: United Kingdom
  • mood: Understated
  • mood: Tuff
  • primary-occasion: Grab a Bite
  • secondary-occasion: Dinner
  • prop: Whiskey
  • prop: Cigar
  • setting: Camp
  • setting: Prison
  • theme: Rivalry
  • theme: Empowerment
  • theme: Honor
  • theme: Discipline
  • theme: Leadership
  • theme: Power
  • theme: War
  • actor: Alec Guinness
  • actor: Sessue Hayakawa
  • director: David Lean
  • producer: Sam Spiegel
  • cinematographer: Jack Hildyard
  • composer: Malcolm Arnold
  • editor: Peter Taylor
  • role-name: Colonel Nicholson
  • role-name: Colonel Saito
  • screenwriter: Pierre Boulle
  • screenwriter: Michael Wilson
  • screenwriter: Carl Foreman
  • year: 1957
  • studio: Sony