Thursday, September 12, 2013

‘The Railway Man’ Trailer: War Leaves a Heavy Mark on Colin Firth

by Adrian Diaconescu on September 11, 2013 at 1:40 pm

Quick, what’s the last World War II-centric film that moved you? And I mean really moved you and drove you to tears, without necessarily trying too much and overdramatizing the tragic events of the early 1940s.

“The Reader”? “Letters from Iwo Jima”? “Saving Private Ryan”? “Schindler’s List”? Well, I think you’ll soon have to make room on that list of masterpieces for one more title – “The Railway Man”.

Overlooked by many for reasons that are beyond me in what’s shaping up to be an uber-competitive Oscars race, the drama debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival to rave reviews and now has a trailer.

And boy, is the 150-second clip emotional, tense and touching. Don’t want to jinx it, but I think Colin Firth can already book his presence at next year’s Academy Award gala. Maybe even prepare a little speech.

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