Out This Week: The Way Back
Release date: 26 December 2010
Running time: 133 mins
Director: Peter Weir
Starring: Jim Sturgess, Colin Farrell, Ed Harris, Saoirse Ronan, Mark Strong
Based on a true story, the film centres on seven prisoners confined in the most terrible of prisons - a Siberian gulag. A daring escape leads to a race against their relentless pursuers, as the escapees deal with sub-zero temperatures, sandstorms and eventually a trek over the Himalayas. It's either make it to India or die trying.
With Jim Sturgess, Colin Farrell and Ed Harris leading the cast, this boasts some big-hitters giving big performances, ably supported by the sensational Saoirse Ronan as a young woman who crosses their path and proves more valuable than expected.
Screenplay: Keith Clarke, Peter Weir
You should see it because: The director and cast are a virtual guarantee of quality.
See it if you liked: Behind Enemy Lines (2001), Master and Commander (2003), Defiance (2008)