The Railway Man

  • May 13, 2014 · 6:30 PM
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On an afternoon in 1983, Eric Lomax (Colin Firth), a quiet, middle-aged radio and railway enthusiast meets bubbly Patti (Nicole Kidman) on a Scottish train. Their courtship is quick and a wedding soon follow, but on their wedding night, Patti finds that her groom has terrible nightmares that almost immobilize him and he won't explain why.

Patti turns to Eric's friend Finlay (Stellan Skarsgård), who tells her Eric's secret: during WWII, along with thousands of other British soldiers captured by the Japanese, Eric was forced to work on the construction of the Thailand-Burma Railway—the so-called Death Railway. When a secret radio he built was discovered, he was brutally tortured by a Japanese officer.

Though it's decades later, Eric discovers the Japanese interpreter who tormented him is still alive and sets out to confront him in an effort to put closure on his haunted past.

Based on the bestselling memoir by Eric Lomax.

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  • Amir

    It was nice to see Susan and Gail again! And lovely to have met Carly. The movie had a great story as it was a true experience. Although for me, it contained too much violence. And scenes that disturbed me.
    Pretty sensitive to what I watch. Guess I should have done a bit more research before going.

    May 24, 2014

  • Louise G.

    oh darn, sorry i missed this one, guess I'll have to see it on my own-those of you who saw it, was it good??

    May 19, 2014

    • Carly

      It was very good, dark, but beautifully done...

      May 20, 2014

  • Amir

    Sounds like a good movie. And a lovely opportunity to meet new people.

    May 13, 2014

  • Maureen E.

    Oh I am sorry to miss this film! Unfortunately I have to be elsewhere @ 6pm.

    May 12, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry I won't be able to make it, hopefully next time :)

    May 12, 2014

  • Carly

    I just joined the group. What a fantastic idea and my husband will be thrilled that he doesn't have to watch me drool over Colin Firth :)

    1 · May 10, 2014

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