Colin Firth & Nicole Kidman in New UK Trailer for 'The Railway Man'
Though the drama won't be entering the awards race, The Railway Man is coming to the United Kingdom early next year. We've seen one trailer for the film starring Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman, and now a new UK trailer has arrived for the film that follows a survivor of the infamous "Death Railway," after being captured as a British soldier in the war by the Japanese. Haunted by his past, he hopes to escape his terrible flashbacks by seeking revenge on the Japanese soldier responsible. The Playlist says, "For all the assuredness behind the camera and in front of it, there's very little in way of edge or even, surprisingly, emotion." That doesn't sound too promising, but it doesn't look terrible from this trailer. Watch it below!
Here's the UK trailer for Jonathan Teplitzky's The Railway Man from Digital Spy:
Jonathan Teplitzky directs The Railway Man from a script by Frank Cottrell Boyce (Millions) and first-time writer Andy Paterson, based on a memoir by Eric Lomax. Along with thousands of other British soldiers captured by the Japanese during the Second World War, Lomax (Colin Firth) was forced to work on the construction of the Thailand- Burma Railway, the so-called Death Railway. When a secret radio he had built was discovered, he was brutally tortured by a Japanese officer. With paralyzing flashbacks and dreams crippling his relationship with his wife (Nicole Kidman), he decides to seek revenge on his torturer. The film premiered at TIFF 2013, hits the UK on January 3rd, 2014, but does not have a US release yet. Good?