The Railway Man release date. Eric Lomax was one of thousands of Allied prisoners of war forced to work on the construction of the Thai/Burma railway during WW2. His experiences, after the secret radio he built to bring news and hope to his colleagues was discovered, left him traumatised and shut off from the world. Years later, he met Patti, a beautiful woman, on a train and fell in love. Patti was determined to rid Eric of his demons. Discovering that the young Japanese officer who haunted her husband was still alive, she faced a terrible decision. Should Eric be given a chance to confront his tormentor? Would she stand by him, whatever he did? …synopsis by Anonymous
The Railway Man Movie Detail
Run time: 116 min
Rating: 6.3 / 10
Genres: Biography | Drama
Director: Jonathan Teplitzky
Writers: Frank Cottrell Boyce , Eric Lomax (autobiography), more credit and other credits
Actors: Nicole Kidman, Colin Firth, Stellan Skarsgård »
Country: Australia, UK
Trivia: A victim from World War II’s “Death Railway” sets out to find those responsible for his torture. A true story.
The Railway Man Release Date
Asia Release Date
Japan : April 2014
Europe Release Date
Spain : 24 September 2013
(Donostia-San Sebastián International Film Festival)
Spain : 13 December 2013
UK : 1 January 2014
Ireland : 3 January 2014
North America Release Date
Canada : 6 September 2013
(Toronto International Film Festival)
Oceania America Release Date
Australia : 26 December 2013
The Railway Man Movie on Box Office
Budget: $26,000,000 (estimated)
The Railway Man Movie Reviews
Had the opportunity to see this at its world premiere in Toronto tonight, where we were joined not only by the stars, but also by Patti Lomax, the wife of the real-life Eric Lomax, on whose autobiography this film was based.
The story is unique and interesting, and is told with a series of flashbacks to Eric Lomax, our protagonist's (Firth), experiences of WW2. As the film is set in fairly dreary locations (prison camps and drab apartments), it's not the most visually exciting thing to watch, and the edit/pacing leaves a bit to be desired – at several points, we find the present-day Eric Lomax (Firth) suddenly transported back to his POW camp in Asia without anything to clue us off as to whether he travelled there (a single plane shot would've done it) or, as in at least one case, is hallucinating.
Still, a good story and well acted by Firth with support from Nicole Kidman as his wife – although the real show-stealers are Jeremy Irvine as young Lomax, and Hiroyuki Sanada as Nagase, the Japanese translator and Lomax's tormentor.
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