Release date:April 11, 2014
(limited; expands: Apr. 18)
Studio:The Weinstein Company
MPAA Rating:R (for disturbing prisoners of war violence)
Screenwriters:Frank Cottrell Boyce, Andy Paterson
Starring:Colin Firth, Nicole Kidman, Jeremy Irvine, Stellan Skarsgård, Sam Reid, Tanroh Ishida, Hiroyuki Sanada
Based on a remarkable autobiography, "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 labor 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, in this powerful tale of survival, love and redemption.