The Railway Man

The Railway Man
  • 2013
  • Australia / UK
  • 1h 56min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Jonathan Teplitzky
  • Cast: Nicole Kidman, Colin Firth, Jeremy Irvine
  • UK release: 10 January 2014

Starring Firth as a veteran of the 'Death Railway' – the line from Bangkok in Thailand to Rangoon in Burma constructed by Allied prisoners of war during World War II. In this adaptation of a true story, he sets out many years later to find those responsible for his torture.

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Based on the remarkable bestselling autobiography, THE RAILWAY MAN tells the extraordinary and epic true story of Eric Lomax (Colin Firth), a British Army officer who is tormented as a prisoner of war at a Japanese labor camp during World War II. Decades later, Lomax and his BEAUTIFUL love interest Patti (Nicole Kidman) discover that the Japanese interpreter responsible for much of his treatment is still alive and set out to confront him, and his haunting past, in this powerful and inspiring tale of heroism, humanity and the redeeming power of love

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The Railway Man

9 Dec 20133 stars

Colin Firth excels in this biopic of Eric Lomax, a POW forced to work on the Burma 'Death' Railway

Adapted from Edinburgh-born World War II veteran Eric Lomax’s 1995 memoir, The Railway Man recounts Lomax’s experiences as one of the prisoners of war forced by the Japanese to construct the Burma ‘Death’ Railway in the jungle of Thailand. Lomax’s…

New trailer for The Railway Man, starring Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman

10 Sep 2013

The film tells the story of Eric Lomax, an Edinburgh-born soldier in WWII

A new trailer has landed for drama The Railway Man, starring Colin Firth, Nicole Kidman, Stellan Skarsgard and War Horse's Jeremy Irvine, and directed by Jonathan Teplitzky. It's based on the autobiography of the same name by Eric Lomax, an…

Nicole Kidman and Colin Firth in Edinburgh to film The Railway Man

27 Apr 2012

A true story about a British soldier’s experience of torture during WWII

After Brad Pitt’s stint in Glasgow and Scarlett Johansson’s visit to the Highlands, it’s nice to see Edinburgh getting some Hollywood love. Nicole Kidman, Colin Firth, Stellan Skarsgard and Jeremy Irvine are among the stars who will be filming in and…

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