The Way Back

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After Germany and Russia’s invasion of Poland during World War II, a Polish man (Jim Sturgess) is convicted as a spy based on the forced testimony of his tortured wife. He is sent to a gulag in Siberia, where he teams up with an elderly American (Ed Harris), a Russian gang member (Colin Ferrell) and others to forge an escape that will entail crossing thousands of miles of inhospitable countryside.

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There are probably fewer than 10 instances of profanity cut from the ClearPlayed version of The Way Back. Also cut are a couple of drawings of nude women (one of the men is an artist). Most of the movie’s graphic material comes from violent material dealing with prison life and suffering on the road. A stabbing is trimmed, as are some bloody images of animals and corpses. There are still scenes of pain and suffering, and discussions of murder and cannibalism, that aren’t appropriate for sensitive viewers.

Should I take the first step to begin this long journey?…

Directed by Peter Weir, The Way Back is a well crafted story of what people would go through to survive, a victory of the human spirit. Though it gets arduous and feels long at points, it is a beautifully filmed epic that has a surprisingly nice payoff.

Marty Nabhan— ClearPlay Hiker

Rated PG-13 for violent content, depiction of physical hardships, a nude image and brief strong language.; 133 min; Directed By Peter Weir
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