Seeing “The Railway Man” at the DENDY on Sunday, 5th Jan.2014

“The Railway Man” is a movie with Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman. We saw recently another movie with Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman: “Before I go to sleep”

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Yesterday, Peter and I  went to see the ‘The Railwnay Man‘ at the Dendy Cinemas at the Quay, Sydney Harbour.

This movie is based on the best selling book by Eric Lomax. Colin Firth plays the older Eric Lomax and Jeremy Irvine is in the role of the young one who got captured by the Japanese in Singapore in 1942 and sent with his mates to the notorious ‘Death Railway’ in Thailand.

Patti Lomax (Nicole Kidman) turns out to be a wonderfully supportive wife of the older Eric.  Eric, as a 21 year old, is a British Signals Engineer and railway enthusiast. And of course he is in the British Army. The film depicts the sufferings that war veterans undergo even decades after the events. The sufferings occur on both sides, the oppressed as well as the oppressors. It shows the absolute trauma that wars can inflict on the…

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