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The Railway Man

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Average Rating: 4 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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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.

Oct 08, 2014
  • dolphinwolf rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Actually thought this was a great movie from what I was expecdting when I first started watching it. Helps that it is a true story. Very good story and a good moral concept as well.

Oct 06, 2014
  • 0cho rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

An interesting movie but very slow paced and drawn out.

Sep 22, 2014
  • MovieWatch rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This is the poignant true story of Eric Lomax, a British Army officer who was captured by the Japanese during WW II and tortured by his captor Takashi Nagase. This movie dispels everything we ever thought we knew about the Bridge on the River Kwai. It is a story about one man's resilience, recovery, forgiveness and acceptance. A must see movie for everyone with an exceptional performance by Colin Firth as Eric Lomax. In fact after writing this review, I know I need to see this story once again.

Sep 22, 2014
  • kevfarley rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A lot less preachy than I thought it would be !
Colin's performance is layered.
(And Nicole has aged beautifully.)

Its so accurate that the author of this true-life book said that he could not watch the movie,.. " because it would bring back the nightmares" (!).

Aug 31, 2014
  • jpozenel rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Good story...real story. Kept me engaged throughout. Just short of two hours long, but it moved along nicely and I wasn't bored.

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