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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 133 min.)) : sound, color
  • Publisher: [United States] : RLJE Films, 2010.
  • Distributor: Made available through hoopla

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Restrictions on Access Note:
Digital content provided by hoopla.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Directed by Peter Weir.
Participant or Performer Note:
Ed Harris (Mr. Smith), Jim Sturgess (Janusz), Saoirse Ronan (Irena), Colin Farrell (Valka), Dragos Bucur (Zoran), Alexandru Potocean (Tomasz), Gustaf Skarsgard (Voss), Sebastian Urzendowsky (Kazik), Mark Strong (Khabarov).
Summary, etc.:
Four-time Oscar nominee Ed Harris (Apollo 13), Jim Sturgess (Across the Universe) and Oscar nominee Saoirse Ronan (Atonement) and Colin Farrell (In Bruges) star in this epic saga of survival from six-time Oscar-nominee Peter Weir (Witness, Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World). Inspired by an incredible true story, THE WAY BACK begins 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. A compelling testament to the human spirit, this gripping wilderness adventure is "Peter Weir at his hypnotic best" (Telluride Film Festival). Nominated for a 2010 Academy Award (Best Makeup)!
Target Audience Note:
Rated PG-13.
System Details Note:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Rawicz, Slavomir > Film adaptations.
World War, 1939-1945 > Prisoners and prisons, Russian > Drama.
World War, 1939-1945 > Personal narratives, Polish > Drama.
Escapes > Russia (Federation) > Siberia > Drama.
Prisoners of war > Poland > Drama.
Prisoners of war > Russia (Federation) > Siberia > Drama.
Runaway teenagers > Russia (Federation) > Siberia > Drama.
Genre: Adventure films.
Melodramas (Motion pictures)
Survival films.
Feature films.
Historical films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.

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