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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
(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 »
Version released in USA is heavily cut down from 158 minutes to 122 minutes. See more »
"So weit die Füsse tragen" - translated in English "As far as the feet can carry" came out in 2001 and was kind of flop in Germany. The movie has some good actors in it, like Michael Mendl, Hans Peter Hallwachs and also the main actor, Bernhard Betterman, does a good job. Its a story of a single german POW Clemens Forell, who escapes from prisoners camp in siberia and walks thousands of kilometers to the border of Iran, where he would be in safety of the sovjets. It was a true story, and in the 50ies a very popular TV series (much popular than this movie) was made of it. I did not like that movie very much. I think there were just to much thinks mixed together - a love-story, the plot with russian smugglers, the scenes with Forells family and much more. It could not really concentrate on one topic: the hard conditions of war prisoners in Germany and adventurous scenes were put together - in a bit cheesy hollywood-like style. That works in Germany with american movies, but not with german ones. And so it could not satisfy german watchers: For people interested in politics or history of that time, it contained not enough information; for blockbuster watchers was not enough action in it. Thats why I think this movie is even better for foreign watchers: they get a bit about german history, but theres some adventure to and it never gets to deep that they cant understand some things. Rating: 4/10
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