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The Way Back

Adventure Drama


 

Siberian gulag escapees walk 4000 miles overland to freedom in India.

A testament to the resilience of the human spirit, "The Way Back" is authentic film-making that proves you don't need CGI to create a sweeping epic. The incredibly long running time and deliberate pacing commands you to appreciate the vast distances and stunning landscapes of the protagonists' journey, step by slow step. One suspects this was entirely the director's intention, and in this regard credit is undeniably due. Some will no doubt be inspired by this sprawling story, but others may get lost along the way.

Andrew O'Dea

Wide Release 24th February 2011
133 mins