Based on Eric Lomax’s brutally honest autobiography, The Railway Man tells the true story of a British Army officer’s time as a prisoner of war at a Japanese labor camp. Featuring Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman, the film hits theaters in Chicago on Friday, April 18, but The A.V. Club has an opportunity for you to see an early screening on Tuesday, April 15 at 7 p.m. For your chance at passes, simply follow the link here and enter the RSVP Code AVCLUBET29. Remember, seating is first come, first serve; so arrive early! The full synopsis and trailer for the film can be found below.
“Based on the remarkable bestselling autobiography, THE RAILWAY MAN tells the extraordinary and epic true story of Eric Lomax (Colin Firth), a British Army officer who is tormented as a prisoner of war at a Japanese labor camp during World War II. Decades later, Lomax and his beautiful love interest Patti (Nicole Kidman) discover that the Japanese interpreter responsible for much of his treatment is still alive and set out to confront him, and his haunting past, in this powerful and inspiring tale of heroism, humanity and the redeeming power of love.”