Four-time Oscar nominee Ed Harris (Apollo 13), Jim Sturgess (Across the Universe) and Oscar nominee Saoirse Ronan (Atonement) and Colin Farrell (In Bruges) star in this epic saga of survival from six-time Oscar-nominee Peter Weir (Witness, Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World).
Inspired by an incredible true story, The Way Back begins in 1940, when seven prisoners attempt the impossible: escape from a brutal Siberian gulag. Thus begins a treacherous 4,500-mile trek to freedom across the world's most merciless landscapes. They have little food and few supplies. They don't know or trust each other. But together, they must withstand nature at its most extreme. Their humanity is further tested when they meet a teenage runaway who begs to join them on their quest. A compelling testament to the human spirit, this gripping wilderness adventure is "Peter Weir at his hypnotic best" (Telluride Film Festival).
"As big as a film can be. As big as life itself."Mark Olsen, Los Angeles Times
"Few films can match Peter Weir’s epic escape movie for sheer adventure, danger and, ultimately, the triumph of the human spirit."Kirk Honeycutt, The Hollywood Reporter
"EPIC, BOLD FILMMAKING AT ITS VERY BEST! The majesty of the film and the overall sense of atmosphere Weir establishes and maintains make it one of the very best films of the year."Kristopher Tapley, Incontention.com