Movie pick: The Railway Man (NC16)

Movie pick: The Railway Man (NC16)
Cinema still: The Railway Man starring Jeremy Irvine.

This mind-boggling but must-see film based on real-life events revolves around Eric Lomax (Jeremy Irvine), a British officer captured by the Japanese in Singapore and sent to a POW camp.

He's forced to work on the Thai-Burma Railway before he is brutally tortured by one particular officer for building a radio on the sly.

Having survived World War II, the older version of Lomax (Colin Firth) suffers psychological trauma and spends his life attempting to hunt down Takashi Nagase (Hiroyuki Sanada), the man who was the source of his misery.

What happens at the end when Nagase is found years later by a very bitter Lomax is absolutely mind-blowing.

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