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The Railway Man

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Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
The Railway Man
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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.
Copyright Date: ♭2014
ISBN: 0109411889
9780109411884
Characteristics: video file,DVD video,Region 1,rda
NTSC,rda
widescreen (2.40:1),24 fps,rda
digital,optical,surround,Dolby Digital 5.1,rda
4 3/4 in.,rda
1 videodisc (108 minutes) :,sound, color ;,4 3/4 in.

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Dec 17, 2014
  • Green_Bird_203 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Hiroyuki Sanada is brilliant in the supporting role. I have never seen a Japanese actor who mastered in spoken English so well. Ever self-conscious Kidman looks like a ceramic barbie doll. No matter what, this is an excellent movie.

Dec 13, 2014
  • hammer59 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Tragic story of a POW tortured without mercy and the consequences that haunt his life afterwards. Based on a true story, Lomax's first family also suffered---. Ironically they were not mentioned in his book, and were thus not included in the film.
To learn that our CIA is using similar torture techniques today is abhorrent, and I hope some people lose their jobs as punishment.

Dec 12, 2014
  • Britty346 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This is such a moving story of pain and love. Eric Lomax's story is so powerful knowing that we have soldiers among us who are dealing with what he had to endure for so long.
A very heart wrenching and hopeful movie.

Dec 11, 2014, just finished this movie. What a powerful story. I now HAVE to read the book. It's going to be a bit of a wait though. Only 1 copy left in our library system. Must suggest it for purchase, this story and it's message needs to be out there, until it no longer needs to be told. It would be wonderful if that could happen! Forgiveness is so much more powerful that revenge. I love the last line. 'Sometimes the hating has to stop.'

So...good.......I could not speak....

Nov 04, 2014
  • COURIER3 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A TRUE STORY BY A BRAVE MAN WHO SURVIVED TORTURE AND CRUELTY BY THE JAPANESE.
THIS TOLD THE STORY ABOUT PSD BEFORE IT HAD A NAME. BE SURE AND WATCH BONUS FEATURE FIRST.GIVES US A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF THE STORY. SOMETIMES THE MOVIE WAS SO DISTURBING YOU WISHED IT WOULD END. RAILWAY MAN TIES IN WITH THE BRIDGE OVER THE RIVER KWAI. ANOTHER OUTSTANDING MOVIE. GO TO WIKIPEDIA TO LEARN MORE ABOUT ERIC LOMAX'S FIRST FAMILY WHO WAS NOT IN THE BOOK OR MOVIE, SHOCKING.
IF YOU WANT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT JAPANESE CRUELTY CHECK OUT THE " RAPE OF NANKING."

Oct 21, 2014
  • Joezinho82 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Powerful message about the importance of forgiveness. Sometimes we think hatreds that we hold in our hearts can never be overturned, and as a consequence we live our lives letting that emotion rot the very core that what makes us human. I enjoyed this movie immensely.

Oct 18, 2014
  • petal64 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Oh this is such a brilliantly acted film. It was hard at watch at times due to the brutality depicted in this true story. Worth renting.

Oct 16, 2014
  • SAPL454 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

One powerful movie just waiting to be watched!

Oct 12, 2014
  • 7duffy rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Another great performance by Colin Firth. Based on a true story, it's one of torture, healing and forgiveness. Supporting cast is effective - adequate in present day, but very good during the wartime scenes.

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