The Railway Man


The Railway Man
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
SA distributorTimes Media Films
Made in2013
Produced byArcher Street Productions, Latitude Media, Lionsgate, Pictures in Paradise, Silver Reel, Thai Occidental Productions

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Film and Publications Board (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)

Sex / Nudity
3
Violence
4
Blood / Gore / Gross
3
Guns / Weapons
3
Profanity
1
Alcohol / Drugs
2
Smoking
1
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
5
Imitative Behaviour
4
Frightening / Tense Scenes
4
Jump Scenes
1
Tense Family Scenes
4
Music (Scary/Tense)
5
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
5

CommonSenseMedia Report (USA)

Suggested age limit
16 +
Positive messages
1
Positive role models
2
Violence
4
Sex
1
Language
0
Consumerism
0
Drinking, drugs, smoking
1

Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Theresa Smith quote iconPath of moving on leads to the past
10
Die Burger
Riëtte Grobler quote iconBesonderse blik op oorlogwonde
10
Cape Times
David Rooney quote iconSaga of suffering a plodder.
5
Metacritic.com
33 critics
12
Rottentomatoes critics
105 critics
13
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconUnderstated to a fault, The Railway Man transcends its occasionally stodgy pacing with a touching, fact-based story and the quiet chemistry of its stars.
13
Movie Review Query Engine
MRQE critics quote icon
12
CommonSenseMedia
Staff evaluation
5

What the People say

Internet
8163 Netizens quote icon An astonishing story about two former enemies in a lesser-known front of World War II
14

Average .. 52%

10

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