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Colin Firth opens up about his new film 'The Railway Man'

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Actor Colin Firth holds the award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture for his role in 'The King's Speech' at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards on February 27, 2011 in Hollywood, California Mark Ralson/AFP/Getty Images

The new film "The Railway Man" is about a British Army Officer who was captured and tortured by Japanese soldiers during World War II. 

It's the true story of Eric Lomax, who struggled for decades to deal with his past until one day an Army buddy approached him with a newspaper clipping. It turned out one of their torturers was alive and well and leading tours in Thailand at the same prison camp where Lomax was once held.

Take Two's Alex Cohen spoke with actor Colin Firth about the process of making the film. 

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