It’s powerful, it’s shocking, and it won raves at the Toronto International Film Festival. And now, the trailer for “The Railway Man” has just been released.
“War leaves a mark,” says Colin Firth to Nicole Kidman. He plays a man who’s been traumatized by his torture as a prisoner of war in Thailand during World War II. “I don’t believe in this code of silence that you have,” she responds to him.
The stars of “The Railway Man” made their way to Canada Friday (September 6) for the Toronto International Film Festival. Both Nicole Kidman and Colin Firth walked the red carpet for their film’s debut.
The movie is about a British prisoner of war, Eric Lomax (Firth), who endured horrendous torture and terror at the hands of his Japanese captors. Forced to stand for hours in the burning sun, he was half-drowned by a water-hose placed in his nose and mouth, his arms were broken, and his ribs were cracked in savage beatings.