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The Way Back
- Ed Harris

Overview - A small band of multicultural convicts stages a daring escape from a World War II-era Siberian gulag, and embarks on a treacherous journey across five countries in a desperate race for freedom and survival. Adapted from author Slavomir Rawicz's gripping memoir THE LONG WALK: THE TRUE STORY OF A TREK TO FREEDOM, writer/director Peter Weir's sweeping POW drama stars Jim Sturgess, Colin Farrell, Ed Harris, and Saoirse Ronan.  Read more...

 
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Overview

A small band of multicultural convicts stages a daring escape from a World War II-era Siberian gulag, and embarks on a treacherous journey across five countries in a desperate race for freedom and survival. Adapted from author Slavomir Rawicz's gripping memoir THE LONG WALK: THE TRUE STORY OF A TREK TO FREEDOM, writer/director Peter Weir's sweeping POW drama stars Jim Sturgess, Colin Farrell, Ed Harris, and Saoirse Ronan.

Cast List

Russell Boyd - American Director Of Photography
Peter Weir - Director/screenwriter
Burkhard Dallwitz - Composer/ THE TRUMAN SHOW
Keith Clarke - Screenwriter; Director
Slavomir Rawicz
Colin Farrell - Irish actor, TIGERLAND/ALEXANDER
Ed Harris - American Actor/Director
Jim Sturgess - Actor, 21 (2008)
Saoirse Ronan - Actress, I COULD NEVER BE YOUR WOMAN (2006)

 
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    DVD Format
  • Format: DVD
  • Run Time: 133
  • Color Format: (unknown/unconverted)
  • UPC: 014381693829
  • Genre: Drama
  • Rating: PG-13 (MPAA)
  • Release Date: May 2012

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Movies > Dramas

Related Keywords:
Escape

 
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"THE WAY BACK demands to be seen on the largest possible screen, the better to experience the way it visualizes an essential motivating tension between the small-scale intimacy and drama of its characters and the vast enormity of its landscapes. - 12/29/2010 Los Angeles Times


"[T]here's cumulative power in the tale, part prison break and part survival epic....Russell Boyd did the spectacular cinematography." - 01/21/2011 Wall Street Journal


"Working with his frequent cinematographer, Russell Boyd, as well as a crack sound crew, Mr. Weir makes the most of his stunning natural set..." - 01/20/2011 New York Times


"THE WAY BACK, with its epic story and spectacularly bleak setting, invites comparisons with LAURENCE OF ARABIA and DR. ZHIVAGO. It's awash in vast, unforgiving terrain." - 01/21/2011 USA Today


"Weir gives the film an epic scope, framing his characters against giant, imposing vistas that highlight how inconsequential they appear against the vastness of nature." - 01/20/2011 A.V. Club


"Peter Weir makes a partial return to form with THE WAY BACK. Like some of his best films, it features characters ensnared in the brutalities of politics and war..." - 01/01/2011 Film Comment


"There are some meticulous performances among the weary plodders...Jim Sturgess embodies monomaniacal focus as the group's leader Janusz..." - 02/01/2011 Sight and Sound


3.5 stars out of 4 -- "It's the journey that counts, and Weir makes you feel it in your bones....[A]n artful tale of survival against the elements..." - 02/03/2011 Rolling Stone


"The scenes of brute survival -- hunting for food, improvising shelter, making wind-and-snow masks out of sheets of bark -- are vivid." -- Grade: B - 01/28/2011 Entertainment Weekly

 
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