The Way Back: review

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Escaped prisoners walk 4,000 miles from Siberia to India

Does it matter that Slavomir Rawicz's ghostwritten 1956 best-seller, about his escape from a Siberian gulag and subsequent 4,000-mile walk to India, might have been a colossal fake? (The BBC has unearthed his amnesty release papers.) It still makes for a ripping yarn, and Peter Weir, the venerated director last seen stewarding 2003's Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World, doesn't need any excuse to work.

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The Way Back: review details

Length 133 minutes

Country of origin USA/UAE

Year of production 2010

Classification Not available

Director Peter Weir

Cast Jim Sturgess, Ed Harris, Colin Farrell, Saoirse Ronan


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