LOVEFiLM Review: The Way Back (2010)

Directed by six-time Academy Award (R) nominee Peter Weir, THE WAY BACK is an epic story of survival, solidarity and indomitable human will. Shot in Bulgaria, Morocco and India, the film stars Jim Sturgess (Across the Universe, The Other Boleyn Girl), Ed Harris (Appaloosa) and Colin Farrell (In Bruges) as prisoners of a Soviet Union labor camp, who, along with four others, flee their Siberian Gulag and begin a treacherous journey across thousands of miles of hostile terrain. Academy Award (R) nominee Saoirse Ronan (Atonement, The Lovely Bones) and Mark Strong (Body of Lies, RocknRolla) co-star. Written by Weir and Keith Clarke, the film is Peter’s first since 2003’s Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World. It is inspired by the acclaimed book The Long Walk: The True Story of a Trek to Freedom, as well as first-person accounts and anecdotes as told to, and researched by Weir and executive producer Clarke. – ROTTEN TOMATOES

A remarkable true story and a very engaging film. The film is just essentially walking though, imagine Lord of the Rings minus the mythology. However unlike LOTD I found this very captivating and wanted to see out the journey to the end.

All the performances were top class and Peter Weir’s direction is as masterful as ever.

2 Responses to “LOVEFiLM Review: The Way Back (2010)”
  1. FrontRoomCinema says:

    This is one of those films I keep meaning to stick on but for one reason or another it gets pushed down the list.

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