Academy award winner Colin Firth heads up a stellar cast in this moving war drama, based on the bestselling autobiography of Eric Lomax. Directed by Jonathan Teplitzky (Burning Man
), The Railway Man is a haunting and inspiring tale of heroism and redemption.
During the Second World War, Eric (Jeremy Irvine, War Horse
) is captured and held prisoner by the Japanese. Brutally tortured and forced, along with his fellow captives, to build the Thai-Burma Railway, Eric is left traumatised for years to come, despite the best efforts of his wife (Nicole Kidman). Many years later, an older Lomax (Colin Firth, The King's Speech
) resolves to track down one of his torturers, Takashi Nagase (Hiroyuki Sanada, 47 Ronin
, The Wolverine
), hoping to find the answers that will finally enable him to let go of the hatred he has felt throughout his entire life.
Featuring captivating performances from an outstanding cast, The Railway Man is a poignant, extraordinary and deeply affecting drama, exploring the after-effects of war and the power of forgiveness.
- The Railway Man DVD
- Cast and crew interviews
- Approx run time: 112 mins
- Cert. 15.