February 6, 2015
7:00 pm CST - 10:00 pm CST
Instructor: Irv Siegel
The Railway Man, directed by Jonathan Teplitzky, and starring Colin Firth, Nicole Kidman, and Stellan Skarsgård, chronicles the story of a former British Army officer, who was tormented as a prisoner of war at a Japanese labor camp during World War II, and discovers that the man responsible for much of his treatment is still alive. Years later and still suffering the psychological trauma of his wartime experiences, with the help of his wife Patti (Kidman) and best friend Finlay (Skarsgård), Lomax (Firth) decides to find and confront one of his captors who had escaped prosecution as a war criminal. He returns to the scene of his torture after he has tracked down Japanese officer Takashi Nagase (Sanada) “in an attempt to let go of a lifetime of bitterness and hate”. Based on a true story, this film is an intimate portrayal of confrontation with the shadow (Lomax’s desire for revenge), as well as the collective shadow of war.
About the Instructor
Irv Siegel has been in business for over 50 years. He came to know about Jung 20 years ago and has become a strong supporter of the Jung Center. Irv is enthusiastic about sharing his passion for film and making Jungian topics available to the public. He is especially interested in the process of individuation and exploring how people find the inner strength to make conscious decisions during significant crossroads in their lives.