Lionsgate released a theatrical trailer for The Railway Man, an upcoming war film directed by Jonathan Teplitzky, produced by Chris Brown, Bill Curbishley & Andy Paterson.

Based on the bestselling autobiography of the same name by Eric Lomax.

It stars Colin Firth, Nicole Kidman, Jeremy Irvine, Stellan Skarsgård, Hiroyuki Sanada, Sam Reid, Marta Dusseldorp, Tom Hobbs, Masa Yamaguchi, Byron J. Brochmann, Shinji Ikefuji, Ewen Leslie, Charlie Ruedpokanon, Yutaka Izumihara & Akos Armont.

Plot:
“During World War II, Eric Lomax (played by Colin Firth) is a British officer who is captured by the Japanese in Singapore and sent to a POW camp, where he is forced to work on the Thai-Burma Railway. During his time in the camp he is tortured by an officer and meets a fellow POW (played by Ben Rossberg).

Years later, and still suffering the psychological trauma of his wartime experiences, Lomax is persuaded by his wife Patti to find and confront one of his captors.

Accompanied by his best friend (played by Skarsgard), Lomax returns to the scene of his torture and manages to track down his captor, Japanese officer Takashi Nagase (played by Sanada), from the prison camp, “in an attempt let go of a lifetime of bitterness and hate”

The Railway Man premiered at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival on September 6, 2013. It will release in UK on January 10, 2014.

 

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