In 1942, during the Second World War, the Japanese captured more than 60,000 Allied troops and forced them to work on the so-called “Death Railway” in Thailand.
The prisoners were often beaten by their captors — approximately 12,399 of them ended up dying.
Eric Lomax was one of the men who survived. In 1945, he was liberated from the notorious labor camp.
His story, The Railway Man, became a bestseller, and later a box office film.
Lomax died in 2012, but before he left this Earth, he gathered the courage to confront one of the men who tortured him decades before, Nagase Takashi.