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The Way Back

Certificate
12 Certificate
Title
127 Mins
Released
2010
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Packshot of The Way Back
Certificate
12 Certificate
Duration
127 Mins
Released
2010

Directed by Peter Weir. Based on true events. A group of convicts are planning to escape from a brutal Siberian prison camp. But escaping is only the first of their problems. If they manage to get away they face a treacherous 4,000 mile journey across some of the most hostile terrain imaginable. The men will face starvation, the hellish elements and a gruelling trek across the Himalayas. With Colin Farrell, Ed Harris and Jim Sturgess. Strong language and sexual imagery.

Cast & Connections

Cast

Director

  • Peter Weir

Screenwriters

  • Peter Weir and
  • Keith Clarke

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Go over the Himalayas? How?

Did you know?

  • This film is based on the book The Long Walk by Stawomir Rawicz.
  • While researching this film, director Peter Weir visited Siberia and the Gobi desert. He also met with a prisoner who had escaped from a Siberian prison camp.
  • The Himalya sequences in this film were actually shot in the Bulgarian mountains.
  • Director Peter Weir also directed Master And Commander: The Far Side Of The World and The Truman Show.
  • Ed Harris, who plays Mr Smith, was Oscar nominated for his performances in The Hours, Pollock, The Truman Show and Apollo 13.

Awards

  • 1 Academy Awards nominated

    • 2010 Make-up - Edouard F. Henriques, Greg Funk, Yolanda Toussieng

Box Office

U.K.
£2.38 million
U.S.
$2.17 million

Source: Rentrak EDI

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