Went to see the newish Colin Firth, Nicole Kidman movie, The Railway Man. It's a very powerful movie--the scenes of water boarding will convince you that regardless of what some people say, it is absolutely torture. But the film focuses on the set of events that you saw in Bridge Over the River Kwai, not on Afghanistan. The twist is that one of the survivors, Colin Firth, has to work through a very horrible PTSD some 35 years after the war is over. Flashbacks and flash forwards are really well done. I won't say how it comes out--I wasn't entirely satisfied although the end is both inevitable and "real"--the story is autobiographical.
I think it's weird that the movie should come out now, though. Why go back to the horrific treatment of prisoners by Japanese forces? The message is ultimately a good one, to be sure, but the Japanese come across as truly evil--some exception for the main Japanese character, played by Tanroh Ishida/Hiroyuki Sanada. Anyway, it's a horrific film, but well done.
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