Peter Weir is one of the greatest directors who curreny works in Hollywood having brought us Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World, The Truman Show and Dead Poets Society.
And the filmmaker has returned to the director’s chair for his new movie The Way Back, which brings together an all star cast of Ed Harris, Colin Farrell, Jim Sturgess, Saoirse Ronan and Mark Strong.
The Way Back is based on the story of the escape of soldiers from a Siberian gulag in 1940.
It is based on several sources, most notably the Slavomir Rawicz book The Long Walk: The True Story of a Trek to Freedom.
The book is Rawiczâ€™s account of being captured by the Red Army in 1939 and his journey to freedom with other inmates.
When they escape a Siberian labor camp seven courageous multi-national prisoners discover the true meaning of friendship as their epic journey takes them across thousands of miles of hostile terrain en-route to India and their freedom.
Take a look at the first trailer for the movie: