Its powerful, its 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 whos been traumatized by his torture as a prisoner of war in Thailand during World War II. I dont believe in this code of silence that you have, she responds to him.
Firths character, based on the best-selling memoir by Eric Lomax, is weighing revenge against forgiveness many years later. He ultimately seeks out the Japanese officer who nearly destroyed him.
The movie brought audiences to tears in Toronto, and it received standing ovations. The trailer ends with Firth saying, Some times the hating has to stop.