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Summary: Eric Lomax was one of thousands of Allied prisoners of war forced to work on the construction of the Thai/Burma railway during WW2. His experiences, after the secret radio he built to bring news and hope to his colleagues was discovered, left him traumatised and shut off from the world. Years later, he met Patti, a beautiful woman, on a train and fell in love. Patti was determined to rid Eric of his demons. Discovering that the young Japanese officer who haunted her husband was still alive, she faced a terrible decision. Should Eric be given a chance to confront his tormentor? Would she stand by him, whatever he did?
Runtime: 116 min
Rating: Rated R for disturbing prisoner of war violence
Official Site: http://railwayman-film.com/
Production: Lionsgate
Genres: Biography, Drama
Countries: UK, Australia
Language: English
Director Credit
Jonathan Teplitzky Director
Writer Credit
Andy Paterson Screenplay
Eric Lomax Book
Frank Cottrell Boyce Screenplay
Principal Cast Credit
Colin Firth Eric Lomax
Hiroyuki Sanada Nagase
Jeremy Irvine Young Eric Lomax
Nicole Kidman Patti
Stellan Skarsgård Finlay
Cast Credit
Akos Armont Jackson
Anthony Miller British Liasion Major Miller
Ben Aldridge Baliff
Bryan Probets Major York
Byron J. Brochmann British Trooper POW
Charlie Ruedpokanon Japanese Guard
Colin Firth Eric Lomax
Ewen Leslie Thompson
Hiroyuki Sanada Nagase
Jeffrey Daunton Burton
Jeremy Irvine Young Eric Lomax
Keith Fleming Removal Man
Kitamoto Takato Japanese Officer
Marta Dusseldorp Memsahib
Masa Yamaguchi Kempai Officer
Michael MacKenzie Sutton
Nicole Kidman Patricia Wallace
Sam Reid Young Finlay
Shinji Ikefuji Thug Sergeant
Stellan Skarsgård Finlay
Tanroh Ishida Young Nagase
Teo Quintavalle POW '2'
Therese Bradley Mother
Tom Hobbs Thorlby
Tom Stokes Withins
Yutaka Izumihara Japanese NCO
Producer Credit
Anand Tucker Executive Producer
Andy Paterson Producer
Annalise Davis Co-Producer
Barbara Gibbs Line Producer
Bill Curbishley Producer
Charles Salmon Line Producer
Chris Brown Producer
Claudia Bluemhuber Executive Producer
Colleen Clarke Supervising Post Producer
Daria Jovicic Executive Producer
Ian Hutchinson Executive Producer
Michelle Sahayan Associate Producer
Oliver Veysey Associate Producer
Zygi Kamasa Executive Producer
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