Peter Weir’s follow-up to Master & Commander (2003) is the stark & brilliant The Way Back, which takes on the theme of man’s struggle for freedom. At the dawn of WWII, several men escape from a Russian gulag. The film details their perilous & uncertain journey to freedom, as they cross deserts, mountains, & several nations.
Siberian gulag escapees travel 4,000 miles by foot to freedom in India.
In 1941, three men attempt to flee communist Russia, 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, spent much of his youth outdoors, and knows how to live in the wild. They escape under cover of a snowstorm: a cynical American, a Russian thug, a comedic 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, as well as many moral and ethical dilemmas throughout the journey towards freedom. Written by <[email protected]>, Shahob, Bellingham, WA, US
|Tagline:||Their escape was just the beginning.|
|Cast:||Alexandru Potocean, Colin Farrell, Dejan Angelov, Dragoș Bucur, Ed Harris, Gustaf Skarsgård, Jim Sturgess, Mark Strong, Saoirse Ronan, Sebastian Urzendowsky|
|Director:||Peter Weir, Sylvie Chesneau|
|Country:||Poland, United Arab Emirates, USA|
|Language:||English, Polski, Pусский|