Saturday, August 20, 2011

Movie Review: The Way Back

“You can’t separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has freedom.” Malcom X

The Way Back

This movie is based on a true story about prisoners who escaped from the Siberan Gulag camp during the World War II. It tells about a young Polish POW named Januzs, falsely accused of espionage. In prison he meets another inmate, Khabarov, who teaches him how to escape but has no intentions of escaping. Januzs schemes the perfect way to breakout together with six more inmates. But as they successfully slip away from the brutal prison, they soon realize that they have to face the real enemy outside.

Cast and crew:
Jim Sturgess as Januzs, a Polish POW accused of espionage
Colin Farrell as Valka, a Russian thief
Ed Harris as Mr. Smith, an American prisoner
Saoirse Ronan as Irena, an orphaned Polish girl
Mark Strong as Khabarov, an actor accused of sabotage
Rated: PG 13
Genre: Drama, Adventure

This film is directed by six-time Academy Award nominee Peter Weir, who also directed Dead Poets Society, The Truman Show and Master And Commander. It was loosely based on the ghost-written book The Long Walk, about the alleged escape of Sławomir Rawicz and his 4,000 mile walk of freedom from Siberia over the Himalayas to India. The Way Back was released in the US on January 21, 2011.
This movie is about man's struggleand fight for freedom. The story is entertaining and emotional at the same time. You can see them fighting for their lives as they walk through winter storms and sandstorms, and their fight against the plague of mosquitoes. It was fun watching them make a run for it. Or this time, make a walk for it.

If you have not seen the movie yet, you can purchase a DVD copy in Amazon with a discounted price by clicking on image below

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