Inspired by director Elliott Hasler's great-grandfather's own experiences, 'WWII - The Long Road Home' depicts an escaped British POW's epic battle for survival whilst on the run in war-torn Italy, as his wife and young son anxiously await news in England. Completed when Hasler was just sixteen years old, this impressive debut was shot across five countries and spent three years in production, seeing Hasler lauded as "the next Spielberg" upon its release (Culture Trip) .
Escaped from Hell but the Nightmare was Just Beginning.
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WWII: The Long Road Home underwent a 3 year production, with pre-production starting in October 2014 and filming wrapping in early May 2017. In 2016, production was halted for six months to allow for Hasler to focus on his GCSE exams. See more
Italian Camp Commander
[addressing the British POWs
Italy has signed the terms of surrender with the Allies.