DVD: The way back

By Drum Digital
03 October 2011

Drama.

2010. 127 min.

With Jim Sturgess, Ed Harris and Colin Farrell.

Directed by Peter Weir.

13.

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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