I caught Jonathan Teplitzky‘s The Railway Man at last year’s Toronto Film Festival and while the film never gained much traction at the fest or once it eventually hit theaters back in April, I actually enjoyed it.
While noting it’s story structure builds it as “yet another traditionally told period piece”, I felt it was “elevated due to a wonderfully effective story and strong lead performances from Colin Firth and Jeremy Irvine” who play the lead character Eric Lomax, based on his autobiography telling of his time in World War II and the years well beyond after the war ended.
[amz asin=”B00KB01PWG” size=”small”]This week the film comes to DVD and Blu-ray and Anchor Bay and The Weinstein Co. have given me the following exclusive clip from the behind-the-scenes featurette included on the disc featuring Nicole Kidman discussing Firth’s transformation into Lomax as well as footage of the actor and real Eric Lomax together. Oddly enough, while Kidman does get top billing in the film her role is not a large one.
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