Check out the movie trailer for Peter Weir‘s latest film, The Way Back, starring Ed Harris, Colin Farrell, Jim Sturgess and Saoirse Ronan.
The Way Back is the fact-based story of the escape of soldiers from a Siberian gulag in 1940. It is based on several sources, most notably the Slavomir Rawicz book The Long Walk: The True Story of a Trek to Freedom. The book is Rawicz’s account of being captured by the Red Army in 1939 and his journey to freedom with other inmates. The group crossed the Siberian arctic, the Gobi desert and the Himalayas, finally settling in Tibet and India.
The Way Back hit limited U.S. theaters on December 29 before getting wider release on January 21, 2011.