Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Film Trailers: THE RAILWAY MAN

     Another film that recently premiered at this year's Toronto International Film Festival is the dramatic, World War II redemption story The Railway Man. The film revolves around an ex-British soldier Eric Lomax who, during World War II, was captured and forced to work in the Japanese labor camps and build the Thai/Burma railway. The atrocities were horrid and the wounds still have haunting implications to the older Lomax, as he looks back on the tortures of humanity during the war. Once he realizes one of his captors is still alive, he goes on a search, at the urging of his beautiful wife Patricia, to rid his mind of his demons and confront the Japanese soldier that continues to haunt him. The film has received positive notices from Toronto and comparisons to the 1957 classic The Bridge on the River Kwai have been noticed. Eric is played by Colin Firth and his wife Patricia by Nicole Kidman. The cast also includes Stellan Skarsgard, Jeremy Irvine (playing the younger Lomax during WWII) and Hiroyuki Sanada. The film is directed by Jonathan Teplitsky. No release date has been announced or distributor for the matter. Here is the trailer. Enjoy.

Credits by ropeofsilicon.com and trailer by YouTube.

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