The Way Back (2010)

Their escape was just the beginning

The Way Back

Their escape was just the beginning

Their escape was just the beginning

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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.

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The Way Back

Original title

The Way Back

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Colin Farrell, Ed Harris, Jim Sturgess, Saoirse Ronan, Mark Strong, Gustaf Skarsgård.


Peter Weir


Peter Weir, Keith R. Clarke


30 000 000 (US dollars)

International release