The Way Back


2h 13m 2010

Brief Synopsis

Inspired by a true story, seven prisoners attempt the impossible: escape from a brutal Siberian gulag. Thus begins a treacherous 4,500-mile trek to freedom across the world's most merciless landscapes. They have little food and few supplies. They don't know or trust each other. But together, they mu

Film Details

Also Known As
Camino a la libertad, Chemins de la liberté, Les Chemins de la liberté, Way Back, Way back - Der lange Weg, The
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2010
Production Company
Aon/Albert G. Ruben Insurance Services; Ardmore Studios Ltd.; Business Affairs, Inc.; Christie Mattull; Craig Warren; Crazy Horse Effects; Dda Public Relations; Deluxe 142 Features; Deluxe Australia; Deluxe Stageone Sound; Digital Vortechs; Dubbing Brothers; Dune Films; Eastman Kodak; Exclusive Film Distribution; Exclusive Media; Film Finances, Inc.; Huzzah Sound; Image Nation; Journeyman Pictures; Kodak Cinelabs; Lichter, Grossman, Nichols, Adler & Feldman, Inc.; Loeb & Loeb, LLP; Marshalls & Dent; Momentous Insurance Brokerage, Inc.; Monolith Films Sp. Z O.O.; Mullinars Casting Consultants; National Geographic Entertainment; Opticals & Graphics; Panavision, Ltd.; Pepper Film And Television Post Production; Redline Sound Studios; Rising Sun Pictures; Salon Productions, Ltd.; Snow Business International, Ltd.; Soho Film Lab; Spectrum Films; Trackdown Studios; Warner Bros. Sound; Warner Brothers Studios; Wazee Digital; Wpa Film Library
Distribution Company
ALLIANCE ATLANTIS VIVAFILM/NEWMARKET FILMS/WREKIN HILL ENTERTAINMENT; Newmarket Films/Wrekin Hill Entertainment; 01 Distribuzione; 20th Century Fox International; Alliance Atlantis Vivafilm; Alliance Atlantis Vivafilm; Ascot Elite Entertainment Group; Aurum Producciones; Bioscop; Blitz-Cine Star; Empire; Entertainment One; Golden Village; Mediapro; Medyavizyon; Newmarket Films; Odeon S.A.; Premium Film; Rlj Entertainment, Inc.; Sam Film; Sfd; Splendid Film Gmbh; ZON Lusomundo (now part of NOS Audiovisuals)
Location
Bulgaria; Nu Boyana Film Studios Sofia, Bulgaria

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 13m

Synopsis

Inspired by a true story, seven prisoners attempt the impossible: escape from a brutal Siberian gulag. Thus begins a treacherous 4,500-mile trek to freedom across the world's most merciless landscapes. They have little food and few supplies. They don't know or trust each other. But together, they must withstand nature at its most extreme.

Crew

Mohamed Abdelmoumen

Driver

Noureddine Aberdine

Assistant Director

Ahmed Abounouom

Line Producer

Karim Abouobayd

Line Producer

Raj Acharya

Assistant Director

Michael Adler

Legal Services

Javed Ahmed

Best Boy

Ayush Ahuja

Boom Operator

Ahilya Akoi

Assistant Director

Simon Alberry

Film Lab

Traian Anachkov

Driver

Tsvetanka Anachkova

Seamstress Supervisor

Mihail Apostolov

Best Boy Grip

Anne Applebaum

Consultant

Tobin Armbrust

Executive Producer

Sylvia Asenova

Assistant Director

Khalid Asmour

Driver

Ivan Atanasov

Tailor

Maya Atanasova

Production Assistant

Mohamed Atbir

Production Assistant

Georgi Avramov

Assistant Set Decorator

Hafid Baba

Driver

Andrei Badescu

Grip

Abdelhafid Balafrej

Location Manager

Jesse Balodis

Matte Painter

Ota Bares

Animal Wrangler

Violi Barreto

Production Assistant

Ron Bartlett

Sound Mixer

Sian Bates

Apprentice

David Beal

Executive In Charge

Robin Beauchesne

Makeup Artist

Craig Beckett

Music Engineer

Elaine Beckett

Music Coordinator

Paresh Nath Behera

Production Accountant

Yassine Benjamaa

Assistant Editor

Belinda Bennetts

Titles

Paul Berolzheimer

Sound Effects Editor

Dana Bilbao

Production Accountant

Ian Bird

Key Grip

Andrew Bock

Assistant Sound Editor

Velina Boneva

Assistant

Kes Bonnet

Art Director

Svetlana Bonnet

Art Director

Ed Borgerding

Executive Producer

Delyan Borisov

Accounting Assistant

Krassimira Borisova

Film Lab

Judith Bouley

Casting

Fouad Bourbouh

Camera Assistant

Poppy Bourchier

Casting

Amine Bouziane

Driver

Russell Boyd

Director Of Photography

Russell Boyd

Other

Nicholas Breslin

Sound Editor

Bridget Briley

Legal Services

Daniel Brown

Music

Alex Brunner

Co-Executive Producer

Stefan Brunner

Executive

Dirk Buchmann

Props

Glenn Butler

Rerecording

Ben Campbell

Visual Effects

Alex Carey

Wardrobe

Sema Cargo

Driver

Todor Chapkanov

Assistant Director

Todor Chapkunov

Assistant Director

Fred Chapman

Visual Effects

Sylvie Chesneau

Script Supervisor

Sunil Chhabra

Property Master

Housna Choukri

Production Coordinator

Joseph Cigliano

Costume Supervisor

Keith Clarke

Executive Producer

Keith Clarke

Screenplay

Anna Creasy

Visual Effects Coordinator

Tim Crosbie

Visual Effects Supervisor

Alan B. Curtiss

Assistant Director

Burkhard Dallwitz

Music

Ina Damianova

Costume Supervisor

Dennis Davidson

Consultant

Suzanna De Miranda

Production Coordinator

Mulchand Dedhia

Gaffer

Cyril Delafosse-guiramand

Advisor

Rochelle Devries

Visual Effects

Goro Deyanov

Set Decorator

Kerry Dibbs

Post-Production Coordinator

Judith A Dickerson

Dialect Coach

Desislav Dimitrov

Grip

Emil Dimitrov

Costumer

Stanislav Dimitrov

Electrician

Laura Dodd

Production Coordinator

Mohamed El Duardi

Grip

Amanda Duncan

Visual Effects

Brad Dunn

Film Lab

Rebecca Dunn

Film Lab

John Durney

Visual Effects

Guy East

Executive Producer

Jake Eberts

Executive Producer

Sally Edwards

Assistant

Said El Kounti

Assistant Property Master

Bruce Emery

Consultant

Marian Ene

Grip

Kattie Evans

Executive

Lyubomir Evtimov

Transportation Coordinator

Tzvetozar Evtimov

Unit Manager

John Paul Fasal

Sound Effects

Dimitar Ferdinandov

Seamstress Supervisor

Les Fiddess

Foley Artist

Marco Di Fillipis

Electrician

Eric Flickinger

Sound Recordist

Olivier Fontenay

Colorist

Michael Frayeh

Production Accountant

Greg Funk

Makeup Artist

Driss Gaidi

Unit Manager

William Gammon

Compositor

Valentin Ganev

Dialect Coach

Larry M Garrison

Unit Publicist

Chuck Garsha

Recording Engineer

Rajeev Gaurang

Transportation

Gabriel Georgiev

Unit Manager

Todor Georgiev

Props

Abdelhak El Ghozail

Caterer

Emil Gigov

Assistant Art Director

Victor Glushchenko

Animator

Julia Gombert

Wardrobe

Leo Gomez

Film Lab

Richard Goodwin

Assistant Director

Christina Graff

Visual Effects Producer

Paul Graff

Visual Effects Supervisor

Peter D Graves

Consultant

Leonard Gregoryan

Music

Matthew Griffin

Visual Effects

Lubomir Grigorov

Assistant Editor

Mustapha Grumij

Assistant Director

Brendan Gunn

Dialect Coach

Anna Hadzhieva

Art Department Coordinator

Buffy Hall

Casting

Naomi J Hall

Researcher

Abdelilah Hamsaoui

Driver

Sam Hancock

Digital Effects Artist

Mohamed Hanini

Electrician

Mustapha Harakati

Driver

Peter Haran

Special Effects Technician

Laurence Harvey

Special Effects Technician

Sam Hayward

Rerecording

D. M. Hemphill

Sound Mixer

Duncan Henderson

Producer

Duncan Henderson

Unit Production Manager

Alex Henery

Original Music

Edouard F Henriques

Makeup

Keith Herft

Compositor

David Herzog

Music

Simon Hewitt

Foley Artist

Phil Heywood

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Zoltan Horkai

Animal Wrangler

Lyubomir Hristoskov

Grip

Mira Hristova

Production Assistant

Robert Huberman

Assistant Director

Robert Huberman

Line Producer

Paul Huggard

Tutor

Alexander Idakiev

Electrician

Hristo Idakiev

Gaffer

Anton Ivanov

Electrician

Ivailo Ivanov

Assistant Camera

Borislava Ivanova

Craft Service

Gemma James

Visual Effects Coordinator

Dennis Jones

Visual Effects Supervisor

Keena Jones

Executive

My Ahmed Jouani

Driver

Nazha Kajja

Assistant

Kristina Kambitova

Legal Services

Nakul Kamte

Sound Mixer

Leah Katz

Sound Editor

Brett Kelly

Music Conductor

Tim T. Kelly

Executive In Charge

Mohammed Khalaf

Executive Producer

Ashraf Khan

Sound Department

Mukesh Khokhar

Assistant

Sana El Kilali

Production Supervisor

Chris King

Visual Effects

Richard King

Sound Designer

Dick Knapman

Liaison

Daniela Koeva

Assistant

Valentin Kolev

Location Assistant

Adnane Korchyou

Camera

Aleksander Kosev

Background Casting

Ivan Kotsev

Assistant Director

Mahendra Kumar

Assistant

Mithun Kumar

Assistant

Subesh Kumar

Assistant

Genevieve Lacey

Music

Toni Lalov

Assistant Location Manager

Kirsty Langsdale

Consultant

Abdelilah Larhrissi

Electrician

Tiffany Leclere

Executive

Adam Leipzig

Executive Producer

Brittany Levin

Set Production Assistant

Joni Levin

Producer

Rick Lisle

Adr/Dialogue Editor

May Lo

Film Lab

Justin Long

Visual Effects

Jillian Longnecker

Head Of Production

Peter Luczak

Film Lab

Film Details

Also Known As
Camino a la libertad, Chemins de la liberté, Les Chemins de la liberté, Way Back, Way back - Der lange Weg, The
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2010
Production Company
Aon/Albert G. Ruben Insurance Services; Ardmore Studios Ltd.; Business Affairs, Inc.; Christie Mattull; Craig Warren; Crazy Horse Effects; Dda Public Relations; Deluxe 142 Features; Deluxe Australia; Deluxe Stageone Sound; Digital Vortechs; Dubbing Brothers; Dune Films; Eastman Kodak; Exclusive Film Distribution; Exclusive Media; Film Finances, Inc.; Huzzah Sound; Image Nation; Journeyman Pictures; Kodak Cinelabs; Lichter, Grossman, Nichols, Adler & Feldman, Inc.; Loeb & Loeb, LLP; Marshalls & Dent; Momentous Insurance Brokerage, Inc.; Monolith Films Sp. Z O.O.; Mullinars Casting Consultants; National Geographic Entertainment; Opticals & Graphics; Panavision, Ltd.; Pepper Film And Television Post Production; Redline Sound Studios; Rising Sun Pictures; Salon Productions, Ltd.; Snow Business International, Ltd.; Soho Film Lab; Spectrum Films; Trackdown Studios; Warner Bros. Sound; Warner Brothers Studios; Wazee Digital; Wpa Film Library
Distribution Company
ALLIANCE ATLANTIS VIVAFILM/NEWMARKET FILMS/WREKIN HILL ENTERTAINMENT; Newmarket Films/Wrekin Hill Entertainment; 01 Distribuzione; 20th Century Fox International; Alliance Atlantis Vivafilm; Alliance Atlantis Vivafilm; Ascot Elite Entertainment Group; Aurum Producciones; Bioscop; Blitz-Cine Star; Empire; Entertainment One; Golden Village; Mediapro; Medyavizyon; Newmarket Films; Odeon S.A.; Premium Film; Rlj Entertainment, Inc.; Sam Film; Sfd; Splendid Film Gmbh; ZON Lusomundo (now part of NOS Audiovisuals)
Location
Bulgaria; Nu Boyana Film Studios Sofia, Bulgaria

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 13m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Limited Release in United States Winter January 21, 2011

Released in United States on Video April 19, 2011

Released in United States 2010

Limited Release in United States Winter December 29, 2010

Limited Release in United States Winter December 29, 2010 (Los Angeles)

Limited Release in United States Winter January 21, 2011 (New York City)

Released in United States on Video April 19, 2011

Released in United States 2010 (Shown at Telluride Film Festival September 3-6, 2010.)

Released in United States 2011

Peter Weir based the screenplay on several sources, including the book "The Long Walk: The True Story of a Trek to Freedom" written by Slavomir Rawicz and published by Globe Pequot in 1997.

Released in United States 2011 (Australian Gala)