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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Colin Firth
Nicole Kidman
Stellan Skarsgard
Jeremy Irvine
Hiroyuki Sanada
Directors
Jonathan Teplitzky
Screenwriters
Frank Cottrell-Boyce
Andy Paterson
Running Time
116 minutes

The Railway Man
The Tracks Of His Tears


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The Railway Man

Plot
When war vet/railway fanatic Eric (Firth) meets Patti (Kidman) on a train, love blossoms. Only then does she discover he is haunted by his past as a prisoner of the Japanese...


Verdict
Tamely shot, thematically scattershot and uncertainly told — not even Colin Firth can talk this biopic to life.


Reviewed by Ian Nathan

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