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The Railway Man

Certificate
15 Certificate
Title
102 Mins
Released
2013
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Packshot of The Railway Man
Certificate
15 Certificate
Duration
102 Mins
Released
2013

Based on a true story. During World War II Eric Lomax (Colin Firth) was captured in Singapore and sent to a Japanese POW camp. Inside he was forced to work on the Thai-Burma railway and was brutally tortured. Decades later Lomax still suffers from the psychological trauma from his horrifying time inside the camp. Now, Lomax decides to track down the Japanese soldier responsible and he returns to scene of the torture to finally lay his demons to rest. With Nicole Kidman and Stellan Skarsgard. A scene of torture and moderate violence.

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Cast

Director

  • Jonathan Teplitzky

Screenwriters

  • Frank Cottrell Boyce and
  • Andy Paterson

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Did you know?

  • This film is an adaptation of Eric Lomax's autobiography of the same name.
  • Eric Lomax and members of his family were often present on set during the shooting of this film. Eric passed away during the final editing stage.
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Box Office

U.K.
£5.19 million

Source: Rentrak EDI

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