THE RAILWAY MAN (15)

WHO’S IN IT?

Colin Firth (The King’s Speech), Nicole Kidman (Moulin Rouge), Jeremy Irvine (Now Is Good), Stellan Skarsgård (Good Will Hunting), Sam Reid (Anonymous), Hiroyuki Sanada (The Wolverine), Tanroh Ishida (Gambit), Marta Dusseldorp (Burning Man), Masa Yamaguchi (The Condemned)

WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?

Jonathan Teplitzky (Burning Man), director; Frank Cottrell Boyce (Millions), writer; Andy Paterson (Girl with a Pearl Earring), writer, producer; Chris Brown (The Proposition) and Bill Curbishley (Quadrophenia), producers; David Hirschfelder (Australia), composer; Garry Phillips (Candy), cinematographer; Martin Connor (September), editor

WHAT’S IT ABOUT?

During World War 2, young Eric Lomax (Irvine) is captured and sent to a Singapore POW camp where he is forced to work on the Thai-Burma Railway whilst being subjected to perilous torture. Years later, and Lomax (Firth) is still suffering from the psychological torture and, with the help of wife Patti (Kidman) and friend Finlay (Skarsgård), he sets out to find the man responsible for his wartime imprisonment…

IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?

A powerful wartime drama one moment and a tense revenge thriller the next, The Railway Man fires from all cylinders and leaves a lasting impression on anyone seeking some heavy human drama.

WHEN’S IT OUT?

FRIDAY 10TH JANUARY 2014

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