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The Way Back is a american film of genre Drama directed by Peter Weir released in USA on 3 september 2010 with Jim Sturgess

The Way Back (2010)

The Way Back
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Released in USA 3 september 2010
Length 2h14
Directed by
OriginUSA
Genres Drama,    War,    Adventure,    Historical
Rating72% 3.6482653.6482653.6482653.6482653.648265

The Way Back is a 2010 survival drama film directed by Peter Weir, from a screenplay by Weir and Keith Clarke. The film is inspired by The Long Walk (1956), the memoir by former Polish prisoner of war Sławomir Rawicz who escaped from a Soviet Gulag and walked 4,000 miles to freedom in World War II. The film stars Jim Sturgess, Colin Farrell, Ed Harris, and Saoirse Ronan, with Alexandru Potocean, Sebastian Urzendowsky, Gustaf Skarsgård, Dragoş Bucur, and Mark Strong.

The film was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Makeup.

Synopsis

During World War II, after the Soviet invasion of Poland, young Polish military officer Janusz Wieszczek (Jim Sturgess) is held as a POW and interrogated by the NKVD. The Soviets, unable to get him to say he is a spy, take into custody his wife from whom they extort a statement condemning him. He is sentenced to 20 years in a Gulag labour camp deep in Siberia.

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