We sat down to chat with Jonathan Teplitzsky the director of THE RAILWAY MAN to discuss the film and the incredible true story that was Eric Lomax’s life.
Eric Lomax was one of thousands of Allied prisoners of war forced to work on the construction of the Thai/Burma railway during WW2. His experiences, after the secret radio he built to bring news and hope to his colleagues was discovered, left him traumatised and shut off from the world. Years later, he met Patti, a beautiful woman, on a train and fell in love.
Patti was determined to rid Eric of his demons. Discovering that the young Japanese officer who haunted her husband was still alive, she faced a terrible decision. Should Eric be given a chance to confront his tormentor? Would she stand by him, whatever he did?
Based on Eric Lomax’s best-selling memoir, The Railway Man is an extraordinary and inspiring true story of heroism, humanity and the redeeming power of love.
THE RAILWAY MAN opens in Australian cinemas on Boxing Day, click here to check out the trailer.
(Photo above Jeremy Irvine, Colin Firth, Jonathan Teplitzsky, Nicole Kidman and Stellan Skarsgard)