A new clip has been released for the drama The Railway Man. Based on a true story, the film takes place in 1980 England and stars Colin Firth as Eric Lomax, a former British officer and Prisoner of War who was interred by the Japanese in Singapore. As he suffers from severe psychological trauma in the present, his wife (Nicole Kidman) attempts to find a way to relieve his suffering. The domestic trailer was released yesterday, but I haven’t watched it since Adam says it gives away almost the entire film. Instead, I just watched this new clip where Eric presumably confronts his torturer (Hiroyuki Sanada), and it looks fairly tense and intriguing. But it’s a brief clip, and I’m far from sold, especially since in his review from TIFF, Adam said that the movie never really comes together.
Hit the jump to check out the clip. The film also stars Jeremy Irvine and Stellan Skarsgard. The Railway Man opens later this year.
Here’s the official synopsis for The Railway Man:
Based on his best-selling memoir, The Railway Man tells the extraordinary and epic true story of Eric Lomax, 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. Directed by Jonathan Teplitzky, and starring Academy Award-winner Colin Firth, Jeremy Irvine, and Academy Award-winner Nicole Kidman, the film is a powerful tale of survival, love and redemption.