Fresh from its premiere at last months Toronto International film festival the trailer for the new drama The Railway Man has been released. Based on a true story, the film deals with the experiences of Eric Lomax who has the chance to face his former captors while interred during the second world war. He has the opportunity to expunge some of the demons that have haunted him since those extraordinary times and give him some form of closure.
Starring Colin Firth and featuring Nicole Kidman and Stellan Skarsgard, the film has the feel of an award contender based on the earnest subject matter and the timing of the release. That isn’t to say that it will be a formulaic piece as Colin Firth is regarded as a fine actor who undertakes a wide variety of roles all of which add to his body of work.
The Railway Man is released in the UK on the first of January 2014.