- Posted April 17, 2014 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
iReport at the movies
The Railway Man
The true story of Eric Lomax horrific experiences as a POW during World War II in "The Railway Man" left me with the same feelings that I encountered when visiting The JEATH Museum in 2011 on the River Kwai. My feelings of disbelief that something so horrific transpired in the beautiful land of Thailand. As I walked through this museum and looked at the pictures, painted by POW's who used hairs from their head to make paint brushes and blood for paint, I was frozen with grief that all that had taken place. I remember thinking then in 2011 that the story of the men that gave their lives had to be told.
I thank the Weinstein Company for bringing this movie to the big screen and Colin Firth, Jeremy Irvine and Nicole Kidman for a fine performance of bringing this story to life. The entire cast of actors each and everyone gave a convincing performance.
Anyone who DARES to give this movie a negative review, should first ride the Death Train and visit the museums to learn the history before commenting.
After seeing this movie, I guarantee you'll think twice before you utter another mindless complaint like being stuck in traffic!
This story of war and forgiveness and PTSD is long overdue.