Cast & Credits:
Release Date: January 1, 2014 (December 26, 2013 in Australia)
Studio: The Weinstein Company
Director: Jonathan Teplitzky
Screenwriter: Frank Cottrell Boyce, Andy Paterson
Starring: Colin Firth, Nicole Kidman, Jeremy Irvine, Stellan Skarsgard, Sam Reid, Tanroh Ishida, Hiroyuki Sanada
Genre: Drama, Biography
Budget: $26,000,000 (estimated)
Runtime: 116 mins.
MPAA Rating: Not Available
Official Website: Not Available
Based on a remarkable autobiography, Eric Lomax was one of thousands of Allied prisoners of war forced to work on the construction of the Thai/Burma railway during WW2. "The Railway Man" tells the extraordinary and epic true story of Eric Lomax, a British Army officer who is tormented as a prisoner of war at a Japanese labor camp during World War II. Decades later, Lomax discovers that the Japanese interpreter he holds responsible for much of his treatment is still alive and sets out to confront him, and his haunting past, in this powerful tale of survival, love and redemption.
Did You Know?
The real-life Patricia Wallace attended the film's world premiere at the Toronto Film Festival in 2013. She received a standing ovation upon the screening of the film.
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