Movie 'The Way Back'

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Their escape was just the beginning.

Peter Weir's follow-up to Master & Commander (2003) is the stark & brilliant The Way Back, which takes on the theme of man's struggle for freedom. At the dawn of WWII, several men escape from a Russian gulag. The film details their perilous & uncertain journey to freedom, as they cross deserts, mountains, & several nations.

Germany German (Deutsch)

The Way Back - Der lange Weg
  • a.k.a. The Way Back – Der lange Weg

Während des Zweiten Weltkrieges treffen die Kriegsgefangenen Janusz, Valka und Mr. Smith in einem sibirischen Arbeitslager auf weitere überlebenswillige Leidensgenossen. Die siebenköpfige Gruppe verschiedenster Nationalitäten schmiedet den Plan, aus dem Lager auszubrechen. Während eines wütenden Eissturms nutzen sie ihre Chance und setzen das waghalsige Vorhaben in die Tat um. Um endlich Freiheit und Frieden in ihren jeweiligen Heimatländern zu finden, begibt sich die Gemeinschaft auf eine 4000 Meilen lange Reise durch die Mongolei, die Wüste Gobi und das Himalaya-Gebirge – eine übermenschliche Kraftprobe, bei der die Integrität der Gruppe mehr als einmal auf dem Spiel steht...

France French (Français)

Les Chemins de la Liberté
  • a.k.a. Les chemins de la liberté imdb display title

En 1940, une petite troupe de prisonniers décide de s’évader d’un camp de travail sibérien. Pour ces hommes venus de tous les horizons, s’échapper de cet enfer ne sera que le début de l’aventure…Ensemble, ils vont parcourir plus de 10 000 kilomètres, à travers la toundra sibérienne glacée, traversant les plaines de Mongolie, les fournaises du désert de Gobi puis les sommets de l’Himalaya pour franchir la Grande Muraille de Chine. Certains s’arrêteront en chemin, d’autres ne survivront pas aux épreuves. L’Inde - alors sous contrôle anglais - est le but ultime. Mais la route est longue, les rencontres risquées, les conditions physiques épouvantables, et chacun a ses secrets.

Italy Italian (Italiano)

Il film è basato su un libro di Slavomir Rawicz intitolato "Tra noi e la libertà", che racconta del trasferimento dell’autore in un gulag siberiano nel 1939 e della fuga da lui stesso organizzata due anni dopo quando, con altri sei compagni, attraversò la transiberiana e si diresse verso sud camminando per più di 6500 chilometri.

Release Date
Runtime
Keywords
american
based on memoir or autobiography
escape
gulag
india
thug
Genres
Adventure
Drama
History
Languages
English
Polish (Polski)
Russian (Pусский)
Production Countries
flag of Poland Poland
flag of United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates
flag of United States of America United States of America
Production Companies
Kontsept Film Company
Imagenation Abu Dhabi FZ
Exclusive Films
Monolith Films
On the Road
Point Blank Productions
United States of America National Geographic
Release Dates
United States of America Theatrical PG-13
United Kingdom Theatrical 12
France Theatrical
Australia Theatrical M
Germany Theatrical 12
Italy Italian (Italiano): Theatrical T
Ratings
TMDb 69% · 811 (more information on website)
IMDb 73% · 103,440 (more information on website)
Rotten Tomatoes® 74% (more information on website)
metacritic 66% (more information on website)

Cast

CharacterPerson
ValkaColin Farrell
AndreiDejan Angelov
ZoranDragoș Bucur
Mr. SmithEd Harris
Janusz WieszczekJim Sturgess
Irena ZielińskaSaoirse Ronan
Andrei KhabarovMark Strong
Tomasz HorodinskyAlexandru Potocean
Andrejs VossGustaf Skarsgård
KazikSebastian Urzendowsky
InterrogatorZachary Baharov
Janusz's Wife, 1939Sally Brunski
BohdanIgor Gnezdilov
CommandantStanislav Pishtalov
LazarMariy Grigorov
YuriNikolay Stanoev
CookStefan Shterev
Garbage Eater #1Yordan Bikov
Garbage Eater #2Ruslan Kupenov
Guard #1Nikolay Mutafchiev
Guard #2Valentin Ganev
Steam ManAnton Trendafilov
The ProfessorPearce Quigley
Mongolian HorsemanSattar Dikambayev
OfficialHaruhiko Yamanouchi
Janusz's Wife, 1989Meglena Karalambova
Janusz, 1989Irinei Konstantinov

Crew

DepartmentJobPerson
ArtArt Department AssistantAziz Rafiq
Art Department CoordinatorAnna Hadzhieva
Art DirectionKes Bonnet
Assistant Art DirectorEmil Gigov
LeadmanEvgeni Yordanov
Production DesignJohn Stoddart
Set DecorationGoro Deyanov
CameraAdditional CameraNeven Mihailova
Camera OperatorAnton Bakarski
Ivo Peitchev
Director of PhotographyRussell Boyd
First Assistant CameraEmiliano Topai
Miroslav Stoilov
Steadicam OperatorLorenzo Senatore
Still PhotographerSimon Varsano
Costume & Make-UpCostume DesignWendy Stites
Costume SupervisorBridget Ostersehlte
Ina Damianova
Joseph Cigliano
Mandira Shukla
Hair Department HeadYolanda Toussieng
HairstylistDesislava Grozdeva
Dimitrina Stoyanova
Kathe Swanson
Makeup ArtistGreg Funk
Robin Beauchesne
Yana Stoyanova
Makeup Department HeadEdouard F. Henriques
SeamstressDimitar Ferdinandov
Maria Stoyanova
Tsvetanka Anachkova
CrewCarpenterEmil Gigov
Vladimir Petkov
Zamfir Zamfirov
Property MasterDirk Buchmann
Sunil Chhabra
Second Unit CinematographerMark Vargo
Special Effects CoordinatorJason Troughton
Stunt CoordinatorKaloian Vodenicharov
Transportation CoordinatorLubomir Evtimov
Plamen Slavov
Visual Effects EditorAlex Meddick
Nick Murphy
DirectingDirectorPeter Weir
First Assistant DirectorTodor Chapkanov
Script SupervisorSylvie Chesneau
EditingDialogue EditorRick Lisle
Digital IntermediateAnthos Simon
Matthew M. North
Rebecca Dunn
EditorLee Smith
LightingGafferHristo Idakiev
Mulchand Dedhia
Rigging GafferMohammed Amine Hlal
ProductionCastingBuffy Hall
Judith Bouley
Lina Todd
Marianne Stanicheva
Poppy Bourchier
Salaheddine Benchegra
Vicky Wildman
Casting AssociateOdile Schalit
Executive ProducerAdam Leipzig
Guy East
Mohamed Khalaf Al-Mazrouei
Scott Rudin
ProducerJoni Levin
Keith Clark
Nigel Sinclair
Peter Weir
Production AccountantDuncan Henderson
Production SupervisorEmmanuel Pappas
Sana El Kilali
ResearcherNaomi J. Hall
SoundADR & DubbingJenny T. Ward
Tony Murtagh
Assistant Sound EditorAndrew Miller
Dolby ConsultantBruce Emery
FoleyLes Fiddess
Linda Whittlesey
Simon Hewitt
Music EditorEmily Rogers Swanson
Original Music ComposerBurkhard von Dallwitz
Sound DesignerRichard King
Sound Effects EditorMichael W. Mitchell
Paul Berolzheimer
Sound Re-Recording MixerPhil Heywood
Ron Bartlett
Supervising Sound EditorRichard King
Visual EffectsAnimationVictor Glushchenko
Visual Effects CoordinatorAnna Creasy
Gemma James
Visual Effects ProducerMagdalena Wolf
Richard Thwaites
Visual Effects SupervisorDennis Jones
Paul Graff
Tim Crosbie