The Railway Man opens across the UK through Lionsgate on 1 January 2014, following its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on 6 September.

It is directed by Jonathan Teplitzky from a script by Frank Cottrell Boyce and Andy Paterson, who also produces with Chris Brown and Bill Curbishley.

Based on his best-selling memoir, The Railway Man tells the extraordinary and epic true story of Eric Lomax, a British Army officer who is tormented as a prisoner of war at a Japanese labour camp during World War II.

Decades later, Lomax discovers that the Japanese interpreter he holds responsible for much of his treatment is still alive and sets out to confront him, and his haunting past.

A powerful tale of survival, love and redemption, The Railway Man stars Academy Award-winners Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman, with Jeremy Irvine and Stellan SkarsgÄrd.

The Railway Man is released 10th January 2014.