Based on a bestselling memoir, Colin Firth stars as real-life British Army officer Eric Lomax who survives unspeakable torture in a Japanese work camp to discover late life love (with Nicole Kidman’s character) and ultimate reconciliation and healing with one of the men responsible for his hell on earth.
Firth is understated in an absolutely Oscar-worthy performance . Kidman is quiet as the weepy, shutout wife in these times before we ever heard the word post traumatic stress disorder. Most astonishing is the performance by 24 year old Jeremy Irvine as the younger Lomax. Irvine’s last big movie was the World War 1-based “War Horse”.
This is one that should not be forgotten or ignored come Oscar-time!!!