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War can leave a mark on a man, and Eric Lomax (Colin Firth) has carried such a scar for decades. But would an opportunity to confront his former Japanese captor (Hiroyuki Sanada) help him to heal? Or would it just tempt the tormented man to take revenge?

MPAA Rating R for disturbing prisoner of war violence.
Theatrical Release April 25, 2014
Director Jonathan Teplitzky
Cast Nicole Kidman, Stellan SkarsgÄrd, Colin Firth, Hiroyuki Sanada, Jeremy Irvine
Run Time 108
2014 Lionsgate / The Weinstein Company Official Movie Website

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