• 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: Biography , Historical drama

Production Co: Archer Street Productions

Keywords: Engaging, Wife, Love, Rivalry

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    David HiltbrandPhiladelphia Inquirer

    Lean's classic is something of a picnic compared to The Railway Man, which contains horrific scenes of torture. show more

  • 40
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    Nothing if not ambitious, yet at war with itself stylistically. show more

  • 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

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Awards

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