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The Way Back (3-Sep-2010)

Director: Peter Weir

Writers: Peter Weir; Keith R. Clarke

Based on a book: The Long Walk: The True Story of a Trek to Freedom by Slavomir Rawicz

Music by: Burkhard Dallwitz

Producers: Joni Levin; Peter Weir; Duncan Henderson; Nigel Sinclair

Keywords: Drama

War drama follows a group of prisoners' treacherous escape from a Siberian gulag during World War II.

Adapted from The Long Walk, a 1955 book by Polish prisoner of war Sławomir Rawicz, The Way Back follows a group of Siberian gulag escapees -- cynical American Mr. Smith, Yugoslavian accountant Zoran, Polish chef Tomasz Horodynsky, night blindness-afflicted Kaizk, and Latvian priest Voss -- led by rugged Polish national Janusz as they chart a 4,000-mile journey away from their prison and towards their ultimate freedom in India, facing a host of challenges along the way.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Colin Farrell
31-May-1976   Bullseye in Daredevil
Ed Harris
28-Nov-1950   The Rock
Saoirse Ronan
12-Apr-1994   Atonement
Mark Strong
30-Aug-1963   Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Jim Sturgess
16-May-1981   Across the Universe


Ed Harris   ...   Mr. Smith
Jim Sturgess   ...   Janusz
Saoirse Ronan   ...   Irena
Colin Farrell   ...   Valka
Dragos Bucur   ...   Zoran
Alexandru Potocean   ...   Tomasz
Gustaf Skarsgård   ...   Voss
Sebastian Urzendowsky   ...   Kazik
Mark Strong   ...   Khabarov
Zahary Baharov   ...   Interrogator
Sally Edwards   ...   Janusz's Wife, 1939
Igor Gnezdilov   ...   Bohdan
Deyan Angelov   ...   Andrei
Stanislav Pishtalov   ...   Commandant
Marii Grigorov   ...   Lazar
Nikolay Stanoev   ...   Yuri
Stefan Shterev   ...   Cook
Yordan Bikov   ...   Garbage Eater #1
Ruslan Kupenov   ...   Garbage Eater #2
Nikolai Mutafchiev   ...   Guard #1
Valentin Ganev   ...   Guard #2
Anton Trendafilov   ...   Steam Man
Pearce Quigley   ...   The Professor
Satar Dikambaev   ...   Mongolian Horseman
Temirhan Tursungaliyev   ...   Young Mongolian Horseman
An-Zung Le   ...   Shepherd
Haruhiko Hal Yamanouchi   ...   Official
Meglena Karalambova   ...   Janusz's Wife, 1989
Irinei Konstantinov   ...   Janusz, 1989


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