We already had a little chat about Jonathan Teplitzky‘s upcoming The Railway Man, which is set to premiere at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival. Today, we’re here to add more pics to our little war-drama gallery, and take a much better look at the leading duo – Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman. Head inside to check them out…
Teplitzky directed the whole thing from a script written by Frank Cottrell Boyce and Andy Paterson, but just in case you forgot – the movie is based on the best-selling autobiography by Eric Lomax.
So yes, we are talking about a true story of a victim from World War II’s Death Railway who sets out to find those responsible for his torture.
In other words, Firth plays Lomax, 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.
Here’s the rest of the story:
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, Lomax returns to the scene of his torture and manages to track down his captor, Japanese officer Takashi Nagase, from the prison camp, “in an attempt let go of a lifetime of bitterness and hate”.
Beside Kidman, who plays Firth’s wife Patti, the rest of The Railway Man cast includes Stellan Skarsgard as his best friend, Hiroyuki Sanada as the above mentioned Japanese officer and Jeremy Irvine as the younger Eric Lomax.
As usual – click on all these pics to enlarge & stay tuned for more updates!