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As Far as My Feet Will Carry Me 

So weit die Füße tragen (original title)
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Heinz Weiss Heinz Weiss ...  Clemens Forell unknown episodes
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12 February 1959 (West Germany) See more »

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As Far as My Feet Will Carry Me See more »

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| (6 parts) | (two parts) (cut)

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Mono
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The original 6 part series has been cut down to a 220 minutes two part version. Most recent TV repeats show only these short version. See more »

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Remade as As Far as My Feet Will Carry Me (2001) See more »

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The greatest German TV-Show ever ...
2 July 2000 | by superhaviSee all my reviews

The true story of the odyssey of the Wermacht-Soldier Clemens Forell (Weiss), who flew from a soviet pow-camp in Siberian, was the biggest milestone in the history of the West-German TV. "So weit ..." was a so called "Strassenfeger" (road sweeper), because nobody wanted to miss a part of this show, and so the roads were empty at this time. Only a few years before the last prisoners returned from Russia, so the subject of this show was still fresh. Many people hoped that their husbands or sons could have done what Forell had done.

Only a few TV-shows rose reactions like this and grow this popular in Germany. The shows which grow so popular like "So weit ..." even have been exported to other countries or have been remade, among these shows are "Stahlnetz" (Dragnet), "Das Millionenspiel" (The Running Man) or Derrik, but "So weit die Fuesse tragen" never was sold to an TV-station in a English speaking country.


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