The Way Back

The Way Back

Available on Acorn TV
From the 6 time Academy Award Nominated director of "MASTER & COMMANDER: THE FAR SIDE OF THE WORLD", "DEAD POETS SOCIETY", "THE TRUMAN SHOW" and "WITNESS" comes "THE YEAR'S MOST INSPIRING FILM" (Esquire). Four-time Oscar nominee, Ed Harris (Apollo 13, Enemy at the Gates), Jim Sturgess (Across the Universe, Kidnapping Mr. Heineken) and Oscar nominee Saoirse Ronan (Brooklyn, Atonement) and Colin Farrell (The Lobster, In Bruges) star in this epic saga of survival. 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 4,000-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.
Starring Jim Sturgess, Ed Harris, Colin Farrell
Director Peter Weir