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Trailer of the Week: The Way Back

Peter Weir is one of my favorite filmmakers.  From early work like Picnic at Hanging Rock to his hot streak in the 80s (Gallipoli, The Year of Living Dangerously, Witness, Dead Poets Society, and the vastly under-appreciated The Mosquito Coast) and then his more recent (and infrequent) films like The Truman Show and Master and Commander, the Australian director has proven he can often tell a good story well and a great story spectacularly.

Here's the first trailer for his latest, the rather lamely titled The Way Back, starring Colin Farrell and Ed Harris, the true story of a group of prisoners who escaped the Soviet Gulag:


The Way Back - Trailer
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