Days after the film's première at the Toronto International Film Festival, we’ve got our first look at the trailer for The Railway Man. Based on the memoir of a British P.O.W. who was tortured and forced to work on the Burma Railway during World War II, the film stars Colin Firth as Eric Lomax, who, at the suggestion of his wife, played by Nicole Kidman, tries to find and confront one of his captors. Jeremy Irvine plays the younger Lomax, while Stellan Skarsgård plays another veteran.
The trail of the tape
Title: The Railway Man
Director: Jonathan Teplitzky
Screenwriters: Frank Cottrell Boyce, Andy Paterson
Cast: Colin Firth, Nicole Kidman, Stellan Skarsgård
Release date: TBD
The entire trailer in one line of dialogue: “Some time the hating has to stop.”
The entire trailer in one screengrab:
Early reviews out of Toronto for The Railway Man have been mixed; the film got a very positive review from The Guardian, and less enthusiastic notices from The Telegraph, Variety, and Collider, among others. But the impressive cast, some handsome images in the trailer, and the standing ovation it got at Toronto leave me hopeful. The film is still looking for U.S. distribution.