After premiering recently at the Toronto International Film Festival, Jonathan Teplitzsky’s World War II drama The Railway Man starring Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman is still looking for U.S. distribution after failing to generate enough buzz. I don’t understand why considering it looks like a powerful film.
Firth stars a man who is haunted by his past as a prisoner of war during World War II when he, along with thousands of other British soldiers, were forced to work on the construction of the Death Railway. With his flashbacks causing a friction between him and his wife (Nicole Kidman), he seeks revenge on the Japanese solider that brutally tortured him. The film also stars Jeremy Irvine, Stellan Skarsgard, and Hiroyuki Sanada.
The Railway Man arrives in theaters in the UK on January 3rd, 2014. The film hasn’t been picked up for U.S. distribution yet. Check back for more updates as they come our way.