DVD: The way back

By Drum Digital
03 October 2011


2010. 127 min.

With Jim Sturgess, Ed Harris and Colin Farrell.

Directed by Peter Weir.


Rating: 4/5

This gruelling drama set during World War 2 follows a group of prisoners who break out of a Russian labour camp and begin a 6 500-km trek across Siberia and the Gobi Desert to reach India and freedom.

They include a Pole wrongly convicted of spying, a Russian gangster (Farrell), an American engineer and a teenage orphan.

It’s an enthralling watch refreshingly free of overblown heroics, focusing on the bond between the men and their battle for survival.

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