The First Trailer for The Railway Man


Days after the movie first made waves with its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, Jonathan Teplitzky’s The Railway Man, starring Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman, has debuted its first international trailer.

Based on Eric Lomax’s autobiography, Firth plays Lomax, an engineer with a passion for trains who is captured by the Japanese during World War II and sent to work on the brutal Burma-Siam railroad where he was repeatedly tortured and interrogated.

Although it will be released in the United Kingdom by Lionsgate on January 3, 2014, there are a number of distributors currently bidding on the film’s North American distribution rights.

You can watch the UK trailer for the film in the video player below: