The Way Back

the way back

The other day, i was staying late watching OSN Movies and they were showing “The Way Back” at first i wanted to switch to watch something comedy or action i wasn’t in mood for a drama film, but kept watching because it was based on a true story, and what a story it was.

Plot> In 1941, three men reach India from Tibet, having walked 4000 miles after escaping a Siberian gulag. The film tells their story and that of four others who escaped with them and a teenage girl who joins them in flight. The group’s natural leader is Janusz, a Pole condemned by accusations secured by torturing his wife; he knows how to live in the wilds. They escape under cover of a snowstorm: a cynical American, a Russian thug, a comic accountant, a pastry chef who draws, a priest, and a Pole with night blindness. They face freezing nights, lack of food and water, mosquitoes, an endless desert, the Himalayas, and moral questions of when to leave someone behind. Written by <>

It’s really amazing how the need for survival can take the human beyond the limits. Films like this shows that a man can overcome any catastrophes and obstacles life throw at you.


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