i. Directed by Jonathan Teplitzky, The Railway Man focuses on Eric's late life marriage, suggesting it was love that pressed him to finally deal with his war experience. A gala presentation at this year's TIFF, The Railway Man is traditional in tone and execution but modern in its resonance. Though post traumatic stress disorder is a recognised psychiatric diagnosis, Western military institutions are only now beginning to address a new generation of veterans unable to function on returning home. In the United States, veteran suicides have reached all time highs; effective treatments are either not available or not Adidas Gazelle Night Indigo Gold
available enough. There also remains, in military culture, a stigma attached to asking for help. As The Railway Man shows, the culture of silence runs deep. The Lomax we first meet is 60 ish and rumpled, a budding codger and practiced 'train enthusiast.
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" His obsessive knowledge of the British rail system which trains to take where, at what time, given any circumstance suggests a mind vigilantly aware of its options, of the best way out. The railway offers Eric a world to organise, and on one particular trip it offers him Patti, a pretty brunette who takes an interest in Eric despite his rather flat, taciturn first impression. Soon the pair wed, and begin a surprise third act. It's then that The Railway Man jumps back to 1942, when Eric (delicately played by War Horse's Jeremy Irvine) was a service officer stationed in Singapore. A vicious battle leads to the surrender of some eighty thousand British, Indian, and Australian troops, Eric among them. The Japanese put most of these men to work on a railroad stretching from Thailand through the Burmese jungle, and Teplitzky does not shy away from depicting the uncommon cruelty with which the Japanese ran their forced labour camps. We are meant to understand the kind of suffering that can turn healthy young men, as Eric says, into 'an army of ghosts.
'waterboarding. "Eric, still shaken by nightmares 40 years later, shuts down when Patti asks about Singapore, and sometimes lashes out. Patti seeks out Eric's fellow veteran and best friend Finlay (Stellan Skarsgard), who tells her to back off: 'There are some things," he says, 'so humiliating and shameful that I'm not sure you'd ever want to talk about him. " Despite being wildly out of fashion even in 1983, to me the statement makes a lasting sense. Trauma must be dealt with somehow, but reliving it for your wife is not necessarily the best or only option. (Lomax, who consulted on the film, indicated Adidas Gazelle Og Grey Sale
that he would not be interested in watching the finished result, lest the representation of his suffering reignite bad memories. )Finlay presents another option: He discovers that one of their captors, a translator, is still alive and leading guided tours of the old labour camp.
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