THE RAILWAY MAN is an upcoming war film directed by Jonathan Teplitzky (Burning Man)on Eric Lomax’s best-selling memoir. Starring Colin Firth, with Nicole Kidman, Jeremy Irvine, Stellan Skarsgard, and Hiroyuki Sanada (真田广之), the film premiered at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival to mixed reviews.
It tells the extraordinary and epic true story of Eric Lomax (Firth), a British Army officer who is tormented as a prisoner of war at a Japanese labour 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.
- via Yahoo