The Way Back

The Way Back

DVD - 2011
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Inspired by an incredible true story beginning in 1940 when seven prisoners attempt the impossible: escape from a brutal Siberian gulag. Thus begins a treacherous 4,500-mile trek to freedom across the world's most merciless landscapes. They have little food and few supplies. They don't know or trust each other. But together, they must withstand nature at its most extreme. Their humanity is further tested when they meet a teenage runaway who begs to join them on their quest.
Publisher: [United States] : Image Entertainment, 2011
Branch Call Number: WAY
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (133 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in


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Feb 03, 2018

Excellent .. everyone should see! Based on true story and a part of history I was not really familiar with and not heard talked about. Shows what man can do when he has a will to live in the most adverse conditions. Great actors.

Dec 02, 2017

Recommend to anyone who likes watch stories. It is not a very exciting movie.

Nov 02, 2017

I liked it, but you had to concentrate carefully on what's happening. This is really not entertainment, if that's what you are expecting.

Jun 26, 2016

A very good movie.

Nov 03, 2015

Escape from the Gulag in Siberia and a trek across half of Asia during the worst times of the Stalin era and WWII. A good movie well worth the time spent watching it.

Aug 09, 2015

The few that escape from a hellish gulag experience an enduring journey to freedom. Incredible how determined they were to escape into the worst conditions. Unfortunately freedom does come with a price. Good movie :)

NewYorkViews May 28, 2015

Excellent film about political type of prisoners that escape from a Siberian Soviet gulag during the Stalin period, and they are followed by prison security with dogs trying to capture them--and, as the escapees hurriedly travel by foot through miles of harsh terrain, the viewer sees the different landscapes of the countries they pass through. Some surprises, great acting, script, and also sometimes quite excellent cinematography. Supposedly, based on true accounts. This is the kind of film one can watch several times during the year.

harrybrowne Apr 24, 2015

Exciting and gripping film about the quest for freedom. Not for those with a short attention span or who need car crashes and other gimmicks. Colin Farrell is outstanding, the production is beautifully filmed and directed. Totally inspiring.

Jan 21, 2015

Boring and the acting was not great either, did not finish watching but half way,

Dec 29, 2014

Holy survival story Batman! True tale worth watching.

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Mar 05, 2014

This is a movie in which the audience is shown the injustice of Stalin and his people. The main character is accused of espionage by his wife who is tortured to be a witness and lie that he is a spy. Our main character is taken to a Hard labor camp in Siberia and escapes. Watch the escape and his survival and the stunning scenery throughout Siberia, Mongolia, and Tibet. A must see!


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May 14, 2012

Other: This is a survival film not an action film.


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