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Alcan Highway (2013)

Alaska Highway (original title)
Alcan Highway is a film about a journey, a dream which seems to be coming true. But is it what Hese really wanted?


Aleksi Salmenperä
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Cast overview:
Heikki Tolonen Heikki Tolonen ... Self (as Heikki Hese Tolonen)
Jon Ayres Jon Ayres ... Self
Rhys Palmer Rhys Palmer ... Self
G-Dog G-Dog ... Self
Rhonda Durgeloh Rhonda Durgeloh ... Self
Bennett Durgeloh Bennett Durgeloh ... Self
Jesse Jesse ... Self
E.A. Patson E.A. Patson ... Self
Harold Harold ... Self - 87 years
Lloyd Lloyd ... Self


Alcan Highway is a film about a journey, a dream which seems to be coming true. But is it what Hese really wanted?

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Documentary | Drama

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Alcan Highway is the tale of a one charming wanderer's Quixotic mission.
29 April 2013 | by prettycleverfilmgalSee all my reviews

Hese is a man with a mission and Alcan Highway is a document of that mission. After purchasing an antique rusty bucket truck in Alasks, he leaves his home in Finland, recruits some buds, and intends to make this contraption into a rolling mobile home. He also aims to park in Vancouver Island, a mere 4000 kilometers from where it sits, and by sit I mean it hasn't been started in 40 years. Not surprising, our charming wandering hero encounters some failures along the way, the personal ones perhaps outweighing the mechanical ones.

Of all the flavors of documentary filmmaking, the human on a totally Quixotic mission is my personal favorite. Director Aleksi Salmenperä handles this tale beautifully, never once trying to explain why Hese is doing this – because really, could there be an adequate answer? Hese is one charming Finn, even when he's being obstinate and willful. The singled minded focus with which he persons his very odd vision draws the viewer in and the stunning natural beauty of the North American west coast provides some great scenery along the way. Alcan Highway is definitely a Hot Docs must see.

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Release Date:

March 2013 (Finland) See more »

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Alcan Highway See more »

Filming Locations:

Wasilla, Alaska, USA See more »


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EUR220,000 (estimated)

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Made, Mjölk See more »
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2.35 : 1
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