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Title:
To end all wars
Author:
Hafer, Jack.
Edition:
[DVD version].
Publication Information:
Beverly Hills, Calif. : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, [2004]

©2004
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (117 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
Based on actual events that happened during World War II when 61,000 Allied POWs were forced by the Japanese to build the Thailand-Burma Railway - better known to the soldiers as the "Railway of Death". This is the story of a Scottish regiment forced to help construct the infamous railway and how they had to fight to survive and ultimately forgive their brutal captors.
General Note:
Includes both widescreen and full screen versions.

Originally released as a motion picture in 2002.

Based on the book by Ernest Gordon.

Special features: director's commentary; behind-the-scenes documentary.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
MPAA rating: R; for strong war violence and for some language.
Corporate Subject:
UPC:
024543125808
Format :
DVD

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David L. Cunningham follows up on his acclaimed Beyond Paradise with this Bridge Over the River Kwai-like POW drama. Following Japan's surprise invasion of Singapore during the waning days of 1941, a small British battalion headed by Lieutenant Colonel McLean (James Cosmo), Major Campbell (Robert Carlyle), Captain Gordon (Ciaran McMenamin), and Lieutenant Tom Ridgen (Kiefer Sutherland) are captured and imprisoned in a camp deep in the Burmese jungle. Soon after arriving, Major Campbell starts to an uprising. Worn down by an exhausting march through the woods, brutal daily beatings, and a lack of food, the troops are in no mood for a coup and the scheme collapses. Captain Gordon copes with the camp's extreme conditions in a polar opposite manner -- by forgiving his captors and seeking spiritual salvation. Soon a split occurs within the camp between those who follow Campbell's tireless efforts for physical freedom and those who follow Gordon's more transcendent pursues. This film was screened at the 2001 Toronto Film Festival. ~ Jonathan Crow, Rovi