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Plot, Details & Awards

The Way Back

(2010)

Rated PG-13 for violent content, depiction of physical hardships, a nude image and brief strong language.

PG-13 In Theaters 01/21/2011 , 133min.
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Plot & Details

A small band of multicultural convicts stages a daring escape from a World War II-era Siberian gulag, and embarks on a treacherous journey across five countries in a desperate race for freedom and survival. Adapted from author Slavomir Rawicz's gripping memoir The Long Walk: The True Story of a Trek to Freedom, writer/director Peter Weir's sweeping POW drama stars Jim Sturgess, Colin Farrell, Ed Harris, and Saoirse Ronan.

Awards

Academy Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2010 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Makeup Edouard Henriques III Nominated
2010 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Makeup Yolanda Toussieng Nominated
2010 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Makeup Gregory C. Funk Nominated

London Film Critics Association

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2010 London Film Critics Association Young British Performer of the Year Saoirse Ronan Nominated
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