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As Far as My Feet Will Carry Me (2001)

So weit die Füße tragen (original title)
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At the end of WW2, a German POW doing hard labor in the Soviet Gulag escapes from his Siberian camp to return to Germany but he's pursued by a Soviet NKVD officer.

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Hardy Martins
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bernhard Bettermann Bernhard Bettermann ... Clemens Forell
Iris Böhm Iris Böhm ... Kathrin Forell
Anatoliy Kotenyov ... Oberleutnant Kamenev (as Anatoly Kotenyov)
Michael Mendl ... Dr. Stauffer
Irina Pantaeva ... Irina
Hans-Uwe Bauer Hans-Uwe Bauer ... Leibrecht (as Hans Uwe Bauer)
André Hennicke ... Bauknecht
Antonio Wannek ... Mattern
Johannes Hitzblech Johannes Hitzblech ... Danhorn
Stephan Wolf-Schönburg Stephan Wolf-Schönburg ... Klugmann
Irina Narbekova Irina Narbekova ... Dr. Pachmutova
Pavel Lebeshev ... Lagerkommandant
Vladimir Korpus ... Semjon (as Wladimir Korpus)
Igor Filchenkov Igor Filchenkov ... Anastas (as Igor Filtschenkov)
Tschmid Rintshinov Tschmid Rintshinov ... Kolka
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Storyline

As prisoner of war Clemens Forell, a German soldier during WW II, is sentenced to a labor camp in far east Siberia. After four years working in the mines he escapes from the camp (in 1949) and tries to get home to his wife and children. For three years he journeys through Siberia. An odyssey of 14,000 kilometers, set against a backdrop of desolate and inhospitable landscape, beset by danger (from both animals and humans). Constantly battling the worst nature can throw at him, Forell makes his way, step by step towards Prussia and the longed-for freedom. Sometimes riding on trains, sometimes by boat, mostly on foot, he never knows if his next step won't be his last. His prosecutor Kamenev is always right behind him, and more than once it seems that Forell is captured again... Written by Pooh Frames

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Based on a true story and best selling novel.

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Action | Adventure | Drama | War

Certificate:

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Country:

Germany

Language:

Latin | German | Russian

Release Date:

27 December 2001 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

As Far as My Feet Will Carry Me See more »

Filming Locations:

Germany See more »

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Budget:

DEM15,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$804,608
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Bernhard Bettermann's grandfathers both were sent to Soviet POW camps at the end of World War Two. See more »

Goofs

While walking at night across a plain field of snow, with just the moon as only source of light, Forell throws three different shadows. See more »

Alternate Versions

Version released in USA is heavily cut down from 158 minutes to 122 minutes. See more »

Connections

Remake of As Far as My Feet Will Carry Me (1959) See more »

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A galvanising movie.
20 June 2007 | by galvaniserSee all my reviews

Atlast the wait is over, we see a German POW portrayed in good sense,up against all obstacles,hurdles a human could ever tolerate.Its about Clemens Forell(POW)making his way all through the feet to him hometown. I donna want to spoil the plot by detailing the events.

The film scores in its background & theme music,adds Chilling effect to the frozen sheet.The exotic locations is visual treat for eyes. Irina Pantaeva locks you in her charm and beauty.Even though the film ends in a positive note,you will suffer from the DISTANT WALK.This film made me look beyond the horizon Hollywood, and ignited a liking for German movies.A great movie if you have the TIME. If you like this movie you will also like THE GREAT ESCAPE(pow classic)


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