The new film "The Railway Man" had its premiere during the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival on Sept. 6, 2013, in Toronto, Canada. "The Railway Man" was directed by Jonathan Teplitzky ("Burning Man") and stars Nicole Kidman, Colin Firth and Stellan Skarsgård.
Gracing the red carpet premiere were Nicole Kidman, Colin Firth, producer Livia Giuggioli, Jeremy Irvine, Hiroyuki Sanada, Sam Reid, Tanroh Ishida, director Jonathan Teplitzky, Patti Lomax, and Kelly Rowan.
"The Railway Man" is the true story of a victim from World War II's "Death Railway," who set out to find those responsible for his torture.
This is the debut of "The Railway Man." The film will be released in Spain and Australia in December and in the UK and Ireland in early January. A set date for the film's release in the U.S. has not been published yet, but it is likely the film will be released before the new year in order for Oscar contention.
"The Railway Man" is not yet rated and has a run-time of 1 hour and 56 minutes.
The 2013 Toronto International Film Festival runs from Sept. 5 through Sept. 15.
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-Kay Shackleton is a film historian with special focus on Silent Films, see her work at SilentHollywood.com