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'The Way Back': An Epic Escape, Short On Drama

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'The Way Back': An Epic Escape, Short On Drama

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'The Way Back': An Epic Escape, Short On Drama

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ROBERT SIEGEL, Host:

Bob Mondello says it's about trading the horrors of a prison camp for the horrors of a trek across the cruelest landscape on Earth.

BOB MONDELLO: Unidentified Man #1 (Actor): (As character) (Speaking foreign language).

(SOUNDBITE OF FILM, "THE WAY BACK")

MONDELLO: Unidentified Man #2 (Actor): (As character) We can follow the edge of the lake here.

(SOUNDBITE OF FILM, "THE WAY BACK")

SIEGEL: Unidentified Man #6 (Actor): (As character) They won't all survive. But they will die free men.

MONDELLO: Unidentified Man #7 (Actor): (As character) Come on. Keep going. We must keep going. We must. Get up, or we die right now.

(SOUNDBITE OF FILM, "THE WAY BACK")

MONDELLO: I'm Bob Mondello.

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