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!