The Railway Man
I feel naked without my tie!
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
Where's it showing?
Colin Firth, Nicole Kidman, Jeremy Irvine, Stellan Skarsgård
|Screenplay||Frank Cottrell Boyce, Andy Paterson, from the book by Eric Lomax|
|Sound formats||Dolby Digital|
|Produced by||Archer Street Productions, Latitude Media, Lionsgate, Pictures in Paradise, Silver Reel, Thai Occidental Productions|
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|FPB Report (SA)|
|Language||Low to mild impact, infrequent|
|Sex||Low to mild impact scenes of affections (hugging and kissing)|
|Violence||Moderate impact, implied, psychological, physical, realistic, justified by context of war|
|Comments||Material contains complex and mature themes|
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|ScreenIt Report (USA)|
|Sex / Nudity||Violence||Blood / Gore / Gross||Guns /|
|Alcohol / Drugs||Smoking||Disrespectful /|
|Imitative Behaviour||Frightening /|
|Jump Scenes||Tense Family Scenes||Music (Scary/Tense)||Music (Inappropriate)||Topics to talk about|
|CommonSenseMedia Report (USA)|
|Suggested age limit||Positive messages||Positive role models|
|Consumerism||Drinking, drugs, smoking|
|South African Media|
|Cape Argus/The StarTheresa Smith ||10|
|Die BurgerRiëtte Grobler ||10|
|Cape TimesDavid Rooney ||5|
|Movie Review Query Engine (USA)MRQE critics ||12|
|CommonSenseMedia (USA)Staff evaluation||5|
|IMDB8163 Netizens ||14|
|Average .. 52%||10|
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