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300 Miles to Heaven (1989)

300 mil do nieba (original title)
Based on a true story dating back to 1985 when two Polish boys, a teenager and his little brother, escaped from communist Poland all the way to Sweden, hidden under a truck. In the movie, their destination has been changed to Denmark.

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Grzes
Rafal Zimowski ...
Jedrek
Kama Kowalewska ...
Elka
Jadwiga Jankowska-Cieslak ...
The Mother
Andrzej Mellin ...
The Father
Adrianna Biedrzynska ...
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Aleksander Bednarz ...
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Krzysztof Stroinski ...
Elka's Father
Hans Christian Ægidius ...
Muzyk
Wieslaw Komasa ...
Komornik
Ryszard Mróz ...
Prokurator
Henryk Niebudek ...
Milicjant
Jerzy Schejbal ...
Konsul
Peter Steen ...
Urzednik w obozie
Holger Vistisen ...
Pracownik stacji benzynowej
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Based on a true story dating back to 1985 when two Polish boys, a teenager and his little brother, escaped from communist Poland all the way to Sweden, hidden under a truck. In the movie, their destination has been changed to Denmark.

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A truly moving story.
11 February 2007 | by (New York, United States) – See all my reviews

What a great movie. It was recommended to me by a friend whose family escaped communist Poland in the early 1980s. Having no notion of what life under such oppressive regime might be like, I watched the movie more out of respect to my friend than a genuine interest in the story. But it sucked me in completely. It was well worth the time. And stayed with me long after. What these two kids went through to help their family was truly moving. Also, it gave me a better understanding of what communism in Eastern Europe was like in the 1980s. Excellent acting. Very well done.

A moving story, indeed.


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