The Bridge on the River Kwai by David Lean (1957, 161 min., DCP). Loosely based on true World War II events, and adapted from French author Pierre Boulle’s novel of the same name, The Bridge on the River Kwai tells the story of Lieutenant Colonel Nicholson (Guinness). Part of a group of Allied POWs, Nicholson and his men are ordered to build bridges in Burma to facilitate the transportation of Japanese troops and supplies. The film was nominated for eight Academy Awards and won seven, including Best Picture and Best Actor (Guinness).