UK trailer for Jonathan Teplitzky’s The Railway Man

Lionsgate has released the first UK trailer for Jonathan Teplitzky’s The Railway Man.

The film, which is based on a true story, focuses on Eric Lomax, a former British officer and Prisoner of War who was interred by the Japanese in Singapore., and his inability to deal with life back home.

Colin Firth is in the lead, with Nicole Kidman as his wife. Jeremy Irvine, Stellan Skarsgard and Sam Reid also star.

The Railway Man is out in Ireland on January 1st.

Based on his best-selling memoir, The Railway Man 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 discovers that the Japanese interpreter he holds responsible for much of his treatment is still alive and sets out to confront him, and his haunting past.   Directed by Jonathan Teplitzky, and starring Academy Award-winner Colin Firth, Jeremy Irvine, and Academy Award-winner Nicole Kidman, the film is a powerful tale of survival, love and redemption.