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As Far As My Feet Will Carry Me (2001)
"So weit die Füße tragen" (original title)

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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) ... See full summary »

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

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Although the movie is presented as a true story, it is believed that Rost aka Forell (who truly made an impressive escape, even if not the one presented in the movie) fabricated or exaggerated some details, and claimed other people's experiences as his own, to make a good story better. See more »

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(At 1:19:00) There is a picture of Mikhail Kalinin (Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet) in the inspector's office. It is presented as a portrait of someone who was then in office, but Kalinin had died 5 years earlier in 1946. See more »

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

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Tailor Made For "Truth is Stranger than Fiction" Lovers!
17 October 2013 | by (Pasto, Colombia) – See all my reviews

Immediately after watching "So weit die Füße tragen" an inescapable question popped into my head: Why did it take nearly half a century for this movie to get made? If ever there was a film that serves as irrefutable proof of the old adage "Truth is Stranger than Fiction", believe me, "As Far as My Feet Will Carry Me" is it!

Imagine trying to wrap your suspension of disbelief around all of the following elements: At the end of WWII, a German POW, Clemens Forell, is sent to a Siberian forced-labor camp, in the far northeast corner of the Soviet Union (Russia), only a few hundred miles west of Alaska. After years of the most inhumane treatment and paltry diet imaginable, Forell manages to escape with the aid of the camp Dr., his compatriot. Thusly, he becomes the most sought after fugitive in the Communist Bloc. His life-sustaining obsession: To reach his family in Germany, over 8,000 miles away, on foot! Now if this premise were presented as a work of fiction, it would seem so preposterous that, more than likely, it would have been laughed out of theaters. This film should appeal to several diverse groups: To those of you who seek out true stories; to fans of escape films; to those who enjoy Man vs. The Wild/Nature themes; to the fans of German and/or foreign cinema and to those with an interest in diverse cultures and film shoot locations.

One thing that really impressed me; Most "True Stories", in recent years, stretch the truth quite a bit, for "dramatic impact"! It is obvious that this film refuses to compromise the truth. This apparent faithfulness to the original true story was influential in my decision to give it a 9* rating. By the way, very solid ensemble acting and some very beautiful exotic locations. 9*Stars....ENJOY/DISFRUTELA!

Any comments, questions or observations, in English or Español, are most welcome!

KissEnglishPasto@Yahoo.com!


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