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The Railway Man

(DVD - 2014 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
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Based on an autobiography, this film tells the true story of Eric Lomax, a British Army officer who is captured by the Japanese during WWII and sent to a POW camp, where he is tortured and forced to work on the Thai-Burma Railway. Years later, and still suffering the psychological trauma of his wartime experiences, Lomax is persuaded by his wife Patti to find and confront one of his captors. Accompanied by his best friend, Lomax returns to the scene of his torture and manages to track down his captor, Japanese officer Takashi Nagase, from the prison camp, in an attempt to let go of a lifetime of bitterness and hate.
Title: The railway man
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (108 minutes) :,sound, color ;,4 3/4 in.
4 3/4 in.,rda
digital,optical,surround,Dolby Digital 5.1,rda
widescreen (2.40:1),24 fps,rda
NTSC,rda
video file,DVD video,Region 1,rda
Content Type: two-dimensional moving image
Media Type: video
Carrier Type: videodisc
Notes: Originally released as a motion picture in 2013.
Based on the book by Eric Lomax.
Special features: Feature commentary with director Jonathan Teplitzky and co-writer/producer Andy Paterson; the making of Railway Man.
Summary: Based on an autobiography, this film tells the true story of Eric Lomax, a British Army officer who is captured by the Japanese during WWII and sent to a POW camp, where he is tortured and forced to work on the Thai-Burma Railway. Years later, and still suffering the psychological trauma of his wartime experiences, Lomax is persuaded by his wife Patti to find and confront one of his captors. Accompanied by his best friend, Lomax returns to the scene of his torture and manages to track down his captor, Japanese officer Takashi Nagase, from the prison camp, in an attempt to let go of a lifetime of bitterness and hate.
Audience: MPAA rating R, for disturbing prisoner of war violence.
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ISBN: 9780109411884
0109411889
Statement of Responsibility: The Weinstein Company and Screen Australia in association with Silver Reel, Screen Queesnland, Creative Scotland, Screen NSW and Lionsgate UK present ; an Andy Paterson, Pictures in Paradise, Trinfold production ; screenplay by Frank Cottrel Boyce and Andy Paterson ; produced by Andy Paterson, Chris Brown, Bill Curbishley ; directed by Jonathan Teplitzky
Distributor: Beverly Hills, CA :, Anchor Bay Entertainment,, [2014]
Credits: Costume designer, Lizzy Gardiner ; film editor, Martin Connor ; production designer, Steven Jones-Evans ; director of photography, Garry Phillips.
Performers: Colin Firth, Nicole Kidman, Jeremy Irvine, Stellan Skarsgård, Hiroyuki Sanada, Sam Reid, Tanroh Ishida.
System Details: DVD, region 1, anamorphic widescreen (2.40:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1.
Other Language: In English; Spanish subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing (SDH).
Subject Headings: Burma-Siam Railroad History Drama. Lomax, Eric Drama. World War, 1939-1945 Prisoners and prisons, Japanese Drama. World War, 1939-1945 Conscript labor Drama. World War, 1939-1945 Personal narratives Drama. World War, 1939-1945 Atrocities Drama. Prisoners of war Thailand Biography Drama. Prisoners of war Great Britain Biography Drama.
Genre/Form: Biographical films.
Feature films.
War films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Topical Term: World War, 1939-1945
World War, 1939-1945
World War, 1939-1945
World War, 1939-1945
Prisoners of war
Prisoners of war
Publisher No: WC61760
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