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Author: Peter WeirJoni LevinDuncan HendersonNigel SinclairKeith R ClarkeAll authors
Publisher: [Los Angeles, CA] : Newmarket Films ; Chatsworth, CA : Distributed by Image Entertainment, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In 1941 three men walked out of the Himalayas into India. They has survived a 4,000 mile walk to freedom. While there is disagreement on whether or not this is a true story, this film is a textbook example of the "man vs. Nature-red-in-tooth-and-claw" survival film. Janusz, a Polish prisoner of war, is forced to sign a false confession and shipped off to Siberia to rot in the most brutal prison system in the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Action and adventure films
Film adaptations
Drama
Personal narratives, Polish Drama
Named Person: Slavomir Rawicz
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Weir; Joni Levin; Duncan Henderson; Nigel Sinclair; Keith R Clarke; John Ptak; Guy East; Simon Oakes; Tobin Armbrust; Jake Eberts; Edward Borgerding; Mohammed Khalaf; Adam Leipzig; Scott Rudin; Jonathan Schwartz; Ed Harris; Jim Sturgess; Saoirse Ronan; Colin Farrell; Dragoș Bucur; Alexandru Potocean; Gustaf Skarsgård; Sebastian Urzendowsky; Mark Strong; Burkhard Dallwitz; Slavomir Rawicz; Newmarket Films.; Wrekin Hill Entertainment (Firm); Exclusive Films.; Exclusive Media Group.; National Geographic Entertainment (Firm); Image Nation (Firm); Image Entertainment (Firm)
ISBN: 9780012650332 0012650331
OCLC Number: 701717393
Language Note: In English with optional subtitles in English SDH (subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing) or Spanish.
Notes: Inspired by the book "The long walk" by Slavomir Rawicz.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2010.
Special features: The journey of the journey (31 min.); Trailer (2 min.); Previews ( min.).
Credits: Director of photography, Russell Boyd ; production designer, John Stoddart ; art director, Kess Bonnet ; film editor, Lee Smith ; costume designer, Wendy Stites ; music, Burkhard Dallwitz.
Cast: Ed Harris (Mr. Smith), Jim Sturgess (Janusz), Saoirse Ronan (Irena), Colin Farrell (Valka), Dragos Bucur (Zoran), Alexandru Potocean (Tomasz), Gustaf Skarsgard (Voss), Sebastian Urzendowsky (Kazik), Mark Strong (Khabarov).
Target Audience: MPAA rating: Rated PG-13 for violent content, depiction of physical hardships, a nude image and brief strong language.
Description: 1 videodisc (133 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD ; NTSC ; 5.1 Dolby Digital surround ; widescreen presentation, 2.35:1 aspect ratio, enhanced for 16X9 televisions.
Other Titles: Way back (Motion picture : 2010)
Responsibility: a Newmarket Films in association with Wrekin Hill Entertainment and Image Entertainment release ; Exclusive Media Group, National Geographic Entertainment, Imagenation Abu Dhabi present ; an Exclusive Films production ; a Peter Weir film ; directed by Peter Weir ; produced by Joni Levin, Peter Weir, Duncan Henderson, Nigel Sinclair ; screenplay by Peter Weir and Keith Clarke ; executive producers, Keith Clarke, John Ptak, Guy East, Simon Oakes, Tobin Armbrust, Jake Eberts, Edward Borgerding, Mohammed Khalaf, Adam Leipzig, Scott Rudin, Jonathan Schwartz.

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In 1941 three men walked out of the Himalayas into India. They has survived a 4,000 mile walk to freedom. While there is disagreement on whether or not this is a true story, this film is a textbook example of the "man vs. Nature-red-in-tooth-and-claw" survival film. Janusz, a Polish prisoner of war, is forced to sign a false confession and shipped off to Siberia to rot in the most brutal prison system in the world--the Gulag. In prison, he meets a renowned Russian actor, an American architect, and a hardened Russian gangster. Janusz convinces six of his fellows to accompany him in an escape, which improbably succeeds, and then the real trial begins--a punishing race against the elements, time, hunger, and fear.

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