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In Kidman's latest film, The Railway Man, she plays Patti Lomax, the wife of a former prisoner of war who suffered terrible torture building the Burma railway. Here, Kidman and the real-life Patti talk about the relationship they forged

"Some time the hating has to stop." So concludes the memoir The Railway Man, the late Eric Lomax's remarkable account of how he survived torture and extreme deprivation during his time as a prisoner of war in Thailand under Japanese rule. Along with his fellow prisoners, Lomax, a lifelong railway buff, was forced to participate in the construction of the Burma Railway, which cost the lives of more than 100,000 forced labourers and prisoners of war. David Lean's The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) was inspired by events during the railway's construction and, perhaps because that film casts such a long shadow, there have been relatively few films since that »

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