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POW camp films in war films

The Bridge on the River Kwai 1957 war film

The Bridge on the River Kwai 1957

A film about the construction of a bridge over the British prisoners in the Far East. The film is not realistic war movies, but rather a duel between the different ethical attitudes of people.

Unbroken 2014 war film

Unbroken 2014

Louie Zamperini was a noted athlete, who even took part in Olympic Games of 1936, but World War 2 changed his life completely - stuck in the middle of the ocean he ended up in Japanese POW camp.

Stake Higher Than Life 1967 war film

Stake Higher Than Life 1967

Polish doppelganger is put in place of Abwehra officer and, while keeping his true identity a secret, work as agent for Soviet intelligence and Polish resistance.

Decision Before Dawn 1951 war film

Decision Before Dawn 1951

German prisoners of war put in front of moral dilemma at the end of World War 2 - join the American intelligence and work for the enemy or risk being killed by Nazi fanatics in POW camp.

Hartís War 2002 war film

Hartís War 2002

The film is about the judicial process in a POW camp during World War II. Preserver is recently arrived William Hurt, who is embroiled in a difficult game.

Rambo: First Blood Part II 1985 war film

Rambo: First Blood Part II 1985

Former commandos John Rambo is given the chance to be pardoned and at the same time rescue American soldiers still kept in the POW camps in Southeast Asia.

Empire of the Sun 1987 war film

Empire of the Sun 1987

British teenager is separated from his parents while Japanese intern foreigners living in Shanghai.

Uncommon Valor 1983 war film

Uncommon Valor 1983

Disgruntled father, tired of waiting for the government to bring back his son kept as prisoner in Vietnam, sets out to deal with it himself.



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