The Way Back
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1 Nomination
Year 2010
Director Peter Weir
Writer Peter Weir, Keith Clarke
Starring Ed Harris, Colin Farrell, Jim Sturgess, Saoirse Ronan
83rd Academy Awards

The Way Back is a 2010 drama film directed by Peter Weir from a screenplay also by Weir and Keith Clarke, inspired by "The Long Walk" (1955), a book by Sławomir Rawicz, a Polish POW in the Soviet Gulag. It stars Jim Sturgess as Janusz, Colin Farrell as Valka, Ed Harris as Mr. Smith, and Saoirse Ronan as Irena.



A fact-based story centered on soldiers who escaped from a Siberian gulag in 1941. Three men reach India from Tibet, having walked 4000 miles after escaping a Siberian gulag. The film tells their story and that of four others who escaped with them and a teenage girl who joins them in flight. The group's natural leader is Janusz, a Pole condemned by accusations secured by torturing his wife; he knows how to live in the wilds. They escape under cover of a snowstorm: a cynical American, a Russian thug, a comic accountant, a pastry chef who draws, a priest, and a Pole with night blindness. They face freezing nights, lack of food and water, mosquitoes, an endless desert, the Himalayas, and moral questions of when to leave someone behind.


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The Way Back Movie Trailer Official (HD)




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