The Railway Man
- Original title
The Railway Man
- Running time
- 116 min.
Frank Cottrell Boyce, Andy Paterson
Co-production Australia-United Kingdom; Latitude Media / Archer Street Productions / Pictures in Paradise / Silver Reel / Thai Occidental Productions. Distributed by Lionsgate
Drama | Biography. II World War. Trains. Based On A True Story
- Synopsis / Plot
- On an afternoon in 1983, Eric Lomax (Colin Firth), a quiet, middle-aged radio and railway enthusiast meets bubbly Patti (Nicole Kidman) on a Scottish train. Their courtship is quick and a wedding soon follow, but on their wedding night, Patti finds that her groom has terrible nightmares that almost immobilize him and he won't explain why. Patti turns to Eric's friend Finlay (Stellan Skarsgård), who tells her Eric's secret: during WWII in 1942, along with thousands of other British soldiers captured by the Japanese, Eric was forced to work on the construction of the Thailand-Burma Railway—the so-called Death Railway. When a secret radio he built was discovered, he was brutally tortured by a Japanese officer. Though it's decades later, Eric discovers the Japanese interpreter who tormented him is still alive and sets out to confront him in an effort to put closure on his haunted past.
: San Sebastian Film Festival: Official Selection
: Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF): Nominated for Audience Award
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