A kissing scene.
A small boy in a tribal village is seen naked from the waist down, his penis is barely visible. But this scene is not explicit in any way.
No sex or adult nudity; the closest the film comes to this is bare-chested men.


Film review:Translated by www.rabudo-ru.com


A film that can be “fascinating” can never be without conflict. Guihe bridge is no exception.

The opening of the film is very direct. It seems to be a conflict between the Japanese army and the captured British army. Barbarism or civilization is a question.

Would David Ryan be so simple? Of course not. Next, the conflict between Japanese and British prisoners is no longer the focus of the film. Therefore, some people think that the film tries to show a different national character. The Americans are pragmatic and flexible, but they are inevitably cunning and rogue. The British are rigid and have a strong aristocratic temperament. The Japanese are made stupid and inhuman by the bushido spirit. What’s more, I actually saw racial discrimination in the film. The Japanese are also Asians. It’s not discrimination that David Ryan is such a poor Japanese. This view is really beyond my expectation. The Chinese audience is far from David Ryan even if they have high consciousness. No wonder they don’t have the course of political and ideological education.

I like this film because the real conflict is not associated with specific people or their nationalities. In fact, David Ryan has been trying to avoid people falling into his trap. He wants the audience to notice that whether Japanese, British, Americans or Canadians, they should first be “people”. They have commonalities, followed by characteristics. There is a detail in the film to illustrate this. After the last Japanese soldier who escaped was killed, the camera stayed on a picture of the Japanese soldier falling for a few seconds to let the audience see the people in the picture clearly. These short seconds are enough for the audience to temporarily walk away from the plot and stop to think. It’s the enemy, but it’s just the enemy. He has family, people he loves, and people he has feelings. The war makes all this no longer important. No matter who he is, the child’s father or the parent’s son, you should take him as a target rather than a person. The bewilderment of Canadians in the face-to-face encounter with Japanese soldiers is also one of the contradictions that the film wants to show. The Canadian guy is kind-hearted. He is not cowardly. It can be seen from his performance in the second encounter with the Japanese army. That time, he went forward without hesitation to kill the Japanese Colonel, and this time, he could kill without hesitation, because he was from behind rather than from the front, and the enemy was no longer the person who faced himself alive, which would not make him have the slightest sympathy. In addition, there is a small detail. When discussing the selection of the candidate for the bridge bombing mission, shields agreed to the participation of Canadians. One of his reasons is that this can make the team internationalized. He may be a bit spoof. Perhaps it also implies to us that it is not worth paying attention to which country these people come from. This film is not comparing the national character differences of Britons, Americans or Japanese. If we can jump out of the surface characteristics, we can see the commonness in the depth. Then, only when we first see the commonness, can we see the real characteristics or essence.

Therefore, we can see that the contradiction between the characteristics of Colonel Nelson and shields is not only the main line of the film, but also the real conflict point of the film. For Nelson, nothing is more important than rule, law and principle. He is not afraid of death, and he can give up the lives of other soldiers. Therefore, the Japanese Colonel threatened him to give in by closing the hospital, which is not effective at all. For hilci, on the contrary, don’t mention any laws. Even if it is a military mission, nothing is more important than life. The British captain who carried out the bridge bombing mission was injured. Even if he ordered Hilz to give up his mission, Hilz would not obey.

Interestingly, these two different personalities don’t have much opposition. They only meet at the beginning and end of the film, but they just pass by. The conflict between them is not explicit but implicit. In fact, the director deliberately arranged a “secret war” between the two. The two people are unaware and the audience may not be able to find it.

It can be said that the secret war was divided into two rounds based on shields’s escape and coming back to blow up the bridge. In the first round, Nelson and shields disagreed on the issue of escape. Hilz is tactful and sophisticated. He doesn’t do too badly in the capture camp, but he clearly realizes that this is not a place to stay for a long time. He advocates that we must find a way to escape in order to survive. Nelson adheres to principles in everything, analyzes problems, and pays attention to logic and law. On this issue, he believed that since the order to surrender was made by the superior, if he ran away, he would violate the order. Although there was no big storm in this small difference, they showed their characteristics incisively and vividly. On the same issue, their starting points are completely different. One starts from the needs of survival, and the other stresses law and principles everywhere.

In the first round, Nelson’s adherence to the principle seemed inappropriate and even stupid under such special circumstances. Not only did he not intend to escape, he also had to talk to the Japanese Colonel about the Geneva Convention and insisted that the Japanese Chief Executive should not participate in labor. For this reason, he suffered a lot and nearly died. Is it worth his life to get the treatment of an officer who doesn’t work? Even risking the lives of other soldiers. But principle is principle. “It is principle” is Nelson’s favorite sentence. Even so, Nelson’s stubbornness won the respect and support of the soldiers. After that disagreement, only one soldier fled with shields, and most of them stayed. Finally, Nelson’s seemingly stupid behavior defeated the barbarism of the Japanese army. He not only received due respect and treatment, but also won better living conditions for the prisoners and greatly reduced the death rate in the capture camp. In contrast, shields’s first round was much worse. He was the only one of the three people who escaped, and his escape from the jungle was even more dangerous. In this round, Nelson and shields scored 1-0.

Next, in the second round, shields successfully escaped from danger, but had to accept a new task, return to the Japanese capture camp and blow up the Guihe bridge. At this time, Nelson, who had just recovered from the captivity camp, decided to straighten out his subordinates, not only to boost morale, but also for them to repair the bridge. His decision to help the Japanese build the bridge surprised the military doctor ripton. If he could work honestly, he would be worthy of the enemy, but Nelson’s behavior was too much. He wanted to build not only a bridge, but also a good bridge. Nelson seemed to forget who he was helping. In this regard, Nelson had some theories. He said to the military doctor, will you not save the patient because he is an enemy? The doctor was speechless by his retort. For Nelson, even in war, he can’t betray his life creed. If he wants to do it, he must do it well. This may be related to professional ethics, people’s reputation and personal morality. But to some extent, this is something Nelson has always adhered to. This kind of thing is not given up because of war or the enemy. It should be said that this is social morality.

Speaking of this, the different characteristics between Nelson and shields become clearer. For the contradiction represented by the two, I prefer to call it an “internal contradiction of individual existence”, but this characteristic has been amplified in the two. As individuals living in society, on the one hand, individuals pay for their own survival, which we call the “selfish” side; But on the other hand, individuals also have to pay for the overall survival, and even have to give up their own interests, even life. We call it the “selfless” side. Here, I use quotation marks, which means that the use of these two words is not emotional, and there is no intention to label them as good or bad, but only for illustration. For example, you have physiological reactions, such as sneezing, burping or farting. For health reasons, it’s understandable that you react so recklessly, but if there are people around you, you have to restrain a lot. Maybe you have to try to hold it regardless of health factors. Why? Because you are selfless, afraid of harming the interests of others? No, because you, like Colonel Nelson, are subject to certain rules, laws or moral requirements of society, you will naturally do so without asking the reason. Similarly, Nelson is not selfless. It is not his purpose to improve the treatment of soldiers in the capture camp. His purpose is only to adhere to the so-called principles. Fortunately, he succeeded.

But unfortunately, he also failed. When he insisted too much and finally forgot something, what he insisted on finally became what he opposed. “What I have done?” did Nelson understand what he did when he said his last sentence? In my opinion, he was so involved in building the bridge that he forgot who he was. In the second round, the two met again, which surprised each other. However, the film only arranged a very simple line, that is “you”. This meeting is meaningful and dramatic. I think this is the classic of the film. This time the two met, not only made Nelson wake up. At the same time, it also makes the audience aware of the differences between the two. On the surface, although shields appears sleek and sophisticated, always obeys instinct and does not follow the social dogma generally observed by people, he can also spare his life for the right choice at the critical moment; Nelson, who only knew how to defend his principles to the death, did not really think about the meaning behind these principles. As shields said to the wounded British captain, what is more important than human life, whether it is a so-called military mission or a shit order? War makes people forget human nature and only let people remember hatred in order to win or lose. For this reason, thousands of people lost their lives. How many people can finally wake up like Colonel Nelson and ask themselves, what have I done? What for?

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