Grant and I had more free cinema tickets
(via See Film First)
and this morning we watched a preview of
This is a brilliant film,
based on the true story by
(played by Jeremy Irvine and Colin Firth),
who was a British Army Officer
sent to a Japanese prisoner-of-war
camp in 1942.
His experiences of war were shockingly harsh
and he endured dreadful treatment including
violence and torture.
Subsequently, he suffered dreadfully with
PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) but
as post war Britain maintained a
'stiff upper lip' about such things he
continued to suffer, taking it out on his
new wife (played by Nicole Kidman).
The main focus of his memories is a young
(played by Tanroh Ishida and Hiroyuki Sanada,
who took part in the torture sessions.
|(The real Eric Lomax and Nagase Takashi)|
The story that follows is totally enthralling;
it tells of choices made, revenge, redemption,
forgiveness and friendship.
This film is very harrowing, moving and
emotionally draining; all the more so
because it is based on truth.
We will be reading the book......
OK, it's time for my Joanna rating -
and it's got to be another
Grant said it's the best film he's
seen for a long time.
The film is rated 15
which is due, I would imagine,
to the violence and scene