The Way Back
The Way Back
3rd September 2010

The Way Back

All Genres:
Adventure, Drama

Release Year: 2010

Country: USA | United Arab Emirates | Poland

Runtime: 133 min

Languages: English | Russian | Polish

Director: Peter Weir

Tagline: Their escape was just the beginning


Writers: Peter Weir (screenplay), Keith R. Clarke (screenplay)


Cast: Colin Farrell … Valka
Mark Strong … Khabarov
Saoirse Ronan … Irena
Jim Sturgess … Janusz
Ed Harris … Mr. Smith
Gustaf Skarsgård … Voss
Alexandru Potocean … Tomasz
Sebastian Urzendowsky … Kazik
Dragos Bucur … Zoran
Zahary Baharov … Interrogator (as Zahari Baharov)
Sally Edwards … Janusz's Wife, 1939
Igor Gnezdilov … Bohdan
Dejan Angelov … Andrei
Stanislav Pishtalov … Commandant
Mariy Grigorov … Lazar (as Marii Grigorov)


Plot: In 1941, three men reach India from Tibet, having walked 4000 miles after escaping a Siberian gulag. The film tells their story and that of four others who escaped with them and a teenage girl who joins them in flight. The group's natural leader is Janusz, a Pole condemned by accusations secured by torturing his wife; he knows how to live in the wilds. They escape under cover of a snowstorm: a cynical American, a Russian thug, a comic accountant, a pastry chef who draws, a priest, and a Pole with night blindness. They face freezing nights, lack of food and water, mosquitoes, an endless desert, the Himalayas, and moral questions of when to leave someone behind. Written by <>   Plot Keywords: India  Gulag  American  Thug  Tibet   See »


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