• The Railway Man (2014)

The Railway Man

Release Date: April 11th, 2014

DVD Release Date: August 12th, 2014

R |1 hr 48 min

Plot Summary

Eric Lomax (Colin Firth), a former British army officer and POW, discovers that the Japanese interpreter who tortured him is still alive. He and his new wife (Nicole Kidman) set out to confront the man who caused him so much pain.

Cast: Colin Firth, Nicole Kidman, Jeremy Irvine, Stellan Skarsgård, Hiroyuki Sanada, Sam Reid, Tanroh Ishida, Tom Stokes

Director: Jonathan Teplitzky

Genres: Historical drama , Biography

Production Co: Archer Street Productions

Keywords: Engaging, Wife, Love, Rivalry

Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    David RooneyThe Hollywood Reporter

    The Railway Man is well-acted and handsomely produced, but its honorable intentions are not matched with sustained emotional impact or psychological suspense. show more

  • 100
    Rex ReedObserver

    Wrenching, profound and beautifully made, The Railway Man is one of the stunning don’t-miss surprises of the still-young 2014. show more

  • 50
    Film.com

    Suffers from a script that places dramatic emphasis in all the wrong places. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

Awards

Nominated Best Cinematography
Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards (2014)
Nominated Best Costume Design
Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards (2014)
Nominated Best Film
Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards (2014)
Winner Best Original Music Score
Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards (2014)
Winner Best Adapted Screenplay
Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards (2014)
Nominated Best Sound
Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards (2014)