The Railway Man is making its debut at the Toronto International Film Festival, ahead of a hoped for awards run this winter. Now we can get our first look at the movie, as the trailer has arrived, and it certainly looks good.
The film is ‘Based on his best-selling memoir, The Railway Man tells the extraordinary and epic true story of Eric Lomax, a British Army officer who is tormented as a prisoner of war at a Japanese labour camp during World War II. Decades later, Lomax discovers that the Japanese interpreter he holds responsible for much of his treatment is still alive and sets out to confront him, and his haunting past. Directed by Jonathan Teplitzky, and starring Academy Award-winner Colin Firth, Jeremy Irvine, and Academy Award-winner Nicole Kidman, the film is a powerful tale of survival, love and redemption.’
It’ll be out in the UK in January, with an Academy Award qualifying expected to start in the US at the end of 2013.