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The Bridge on the River Kwai

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This Month's Film: The Bridge on the River Kwai
Cuisine: Sri Lankan

For the month of January, I will be featuring The Bridge on the River Kwai, a timeless classic starring Alec Guiness and William Holden. Here is the NetFlix synopsis:

"Director David Lean's sweeping epic is set in a Japanese World War II prison camp where British POWs are forced to construct a railway bridge as a morale-building exercise. Yet the real battle of wills is between "play by the rules" British colonel Nicholson (Alec Guinness), who is dedicated to the project, and his American rival (William Holden), who vows to destroy it. The POWs' whistling work theme became legendary."

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