THE WAY BACK

NINE, Fri­day, 11pm, M ( 2010)

Geelong Advertiser - TV Guide - - MOVIES -

Peter Weir made a thrilling di­rec­to­rial re­turn here. Just as epic, but on an in­de­pen­dent bud­get, The Way

Back stars Ed Har­ris and Colin Far­rell ( pic­tured) as Gu­lag es­capees who face a long and ar­du­ous jour­ney through hos­tile coun­tries back to free­dom. It’s a gritty tale of man ver­sus the el­e­ments, and cin­e­matog­ra­pher Rus­sell Boyd beau­ti­fully cap­tures the breath­tak­ing scenery and chang­ing en­vi­ron­ments.

Atone­ment’s Saoirse Ro­nan coun­ters the film’s mas­cu­line at­mos­phere, and adds com­plex­ity to the dy­namic of this group of sur­vivors pushed to the edge.

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