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The Railway Man

The Railway Man


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Based on the remarkable bestselling autobiography, this 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 and his beautiful love interest Patti discover that the Japanese interpreter responsible for much of his treatment is still alive and set out to confront him, and his haunting past, in this powerful and inspiring tale of heroism, humanity and the redeeming power of love.


116 minutes, No persons under 13 (Violence)
Biographical, Drama, On the art circuit

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Credits
Cast
Colin Firth, Nicole Kidman, Jeremy Irvine, Stellan Skarsgård
Director
Jonathan Teplitzky
ScreenplayFrank Cottrell Boyce, Andy Paterson, from the book by Eric Lomax
MusicDavid Hirschfelder
CinematographyGarry Phillips
EditingMartin Connor
Sound formatsDolby Digital
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2013
Produced byArcher Street Productions, Latitude Media, Lionsgate, Pictures in Paradise, Silver Reel, Thai Occidental Productions

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FPB Report (SA)
GenreDrama
LanguageLow to mild impact, infrequent
NudityNone
SexLow to mild impact scenes of affections (hugging and kissing)
ViolenceModerate impact, implied, psychological, physical, realistic, justified by context of war
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsMaterial contains complex and mature themes
These details are supplied by the FPB. If you have a problem with any of the above, please take it up directly with the FPB. Read the Classification Guidelines.

ScreenIt Report (USA)
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CommonSenseMedia Report (USA)
Suggested age limitPositive messagesPositive role models
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Ratings
Scale (Max)20
South African Media
Cape Argus/The StarTheresa Smith quote icon 10
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Cape TimesDavid Rooney quote icon 5
International Media
Metacritic.com33 critics12
RottenTomatoes.com105 critics13
RottenTomatoes.comTomatometer quote icon 13
Movie Review Query Engine (USA)MRQE critics quote icon 12
CommonSenseMedia (USA)Staff evaluation5
IMDB8163 Netizens quote icon 14
Average .. 52%10


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