The Railway Man


1h 56m 2014

Brief Synopsis

When Japanese forces overrun Singapore in 1942, thousands of soldiers are taken prisoner. Eric Lomax, a 21-year-old engineer and railway enthusiast, is sent to work on the construction of the notorious Death Railway in Thailand, where Eric witnesses unimaginable suffering and is tortured for buildin

Film Details

Also Known As
Atpildas, Droga do zapomnienia, Due Vie del Destino - The Railway Man, Geçmisin Izleri, Le Due Vie del Destino - The Railway Man, Les Voies du destin, Longa Viagem, Pasado Imborrable, Railway Man, Uma Longa Viagem, Un largo viaje, Un pasado imborrable, largo viaje, voies du destin
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2014
Production Company
Archer Street Productions ; Creative Artists Agency ; Creative Scotland ; Davis Films ; Lionsgate ; Lionsgate ; Lionsgate ; Lionsgate ; Lionsgate U.K. ; Pictures In Paradise ; Screen Australia ; Screen Nsw ; Screen Queensland ; Silver Reel Partners ; The Weinstein Company ; Transmission Films
Distribution Company
ENTERTAINMENT ONE/LES FILMS S+VILLE/THE WEINSTEIN COMPANY; Acme Film ; Anchor Bay Entertainment ; Ascot Elite Entertainment Group ; Bontonfilm ; California Filmes ; Cathay Film Organization ; Chantier Films ; Cine ; Cines Unidos ; DeAPlaneta ; Distribution Company ; Empire ; Entertainment One ; Entertainment One ; Entertainment One Features ; Filmladen Gmbh ; Forum ; Forum Film (Poland) ; Future Film, Ltd. (Finland) ; Gulf Film, Llc ; Gussi Films ; Les Films Séville ; Les Films Séville ; Madman Entertainment Pty., Ltd. ; Metropolitan Filmexport ; Mg Film ; Norsk Filmdistribusjon ; Prisvideo ; RCV Distribution ; SF Studios ; Sam Film ; Sf Norge ; Spentzos Films ; The Weinstein Company ; United International Pictures ; West Video
Location
Thailand; Queensland, Australia; Scotland, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 56m

Synopsis

When Japanese forces overrun Singapore in 1942, thousands of soldiers are taken prisoner. Eric Lomax, a 21-year-old engineer and railway enthusiast, is sent to work on the construction of the notorious Death Railway in Thailand, where Eric witnesses unimaginable suffering and is tortured for building a secret radio. After the war, he returns home, haunted by the face of one young Japanese officer, and shuts himself off from the world. When he falls in love with Patti, ten years later, it seems as if he has finally left the past behind. But, on their wedding night, the nightmares return. When Patti learns the whereabouts of the Japanese officer whose memory still torments her husband, she must decide if she will give this information to Eric, who is desperate for revenge, and stand by him no matter what decision he makes.

Film Details

Also Known As
Atpildas, Droga do zapomnienia, Due Vie del Destino - The Railway Man, Geçmisin Izleri, Le Due Vie del Destino - The Railway Man, Les Voies du destin, Longa Viagem, Pasado Imborrable, Railway Man, Uma Longa Viagem, Un largo viaje, Un pasado imborrable, largo viaje, voies du destin
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2014
Production Company
Archer Street Productions ; Creative Artists Agency ; Creative Scotland ; Davis Films ; Lionsgate ; Lionsgate ; Lionsgate ; Lionsgate ; Lionsgate U.K. ; Pictures In Paradise ; Screen Australia ; Screen Nsw ; Screen Queensland ; Silver Reel Partners ; The Weinstein Company ; Transmission Films
Distribution Company
ENTERTAINMENT ONE/LES FILMS S+VILLE/THE WEINSTEIN COMPANY; Acme Film ; Anchor Bay Entertainment ; Ascot Elite Entertainment Group ; Bontonfilm ; California Filmes ; Cathay Film Organization ; Chantier Films ; Cine ; Cines Unidos ; DeAPlaneta ; Distribution Company ; Empire ; Entertainment One ; Entertainment One ; Entertainment One Features ; Filmladen Gmbh ; Forum ; Forum Film (Poland) ; Future Film, Ltd. (Finland) ; Gulf Film, Llc ; Gussi Films ; Les Films Séville ; Les Films Séville ; Madman Entertainment Pty., Ltd. ; Metropolitan Filmexport ; Mg Film ; Norsk Filmdistribusjon ; Prisvideo ; RCV Distribution ; SF Studios ; Sam Film ; Sf Norge ; Spentzos Films ; The Weinstein Company ; United International Pictures ; West Video
Location
Thailand; Queensland, Australia; Scotland, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 56m

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Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Limited Release in United States April 11, 2014

Released in United States on Video August 12, 2014

Based on the book "The Railway Man: A Pow's Searing Account of War, Brutality and Forgiveness" written by Eric Lomax and published by W.W. Norton and Co. on January 3, 1995.

Anand Tucker previously attached to direct.

Limited Release in United States April 11, 2014

Rachel Weisz was previously attached to play the role of Patti.

Released in United States on Video August 12, 2014