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Based on true events an epic story of one man's struggle for survival. Jussi Ketola, returns to Finland from the great depression struck America only to face growing political unrest. One ... See full summary »

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Antti-Jussi Annila (as AJ Annila)

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Tom Abrams (collaborating writer), Antti-Jussi Annila | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tommi Korpela ... Jussi Ketola
Sidse Babett Knudsen ... Sara
Hannu-Pekka Björkman Hannu-Pekka Björkman ... Kallonen
Irina Björklund ... Sofia
Sampo Sarkola ... Strang
Ville Virtanen ... John Hill
Jonna Järnefelt ... Ella
Eedit Patrakka Eedit Patrakka ... Mary, 8
Rosa Salomaa ... Mary, 14
Helén Söderqvist Henriksson Helén Söderqvist Henriksson ... Martta Hill (as Helén Söderqvist)
Antti Virmavirta Antti Virmavirta ... Maki
Eeti Salovuori Eeti Salovuori ... Pauli
Lembit Ulfsak ... Novikov
Igor Sigov Igor Sigov ... NKVD Officer
Petri Manninen Petri Manninen ... NKVD Interrogator
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Based on true events an epic story of one man's struggle for survival. Jussi Ketola, returns to Finland from the great depression struck America only to face growing political unrest. One summer night of 1930, nationalist thugs violently abduct Ketola from his home. Beaten and forced to walk the Eternal Road towards a foreign Soviet Russia, where cruelty seems to know no end, his only dream is to return to his family cost it what it may. Hope dies last.

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Country:

Finland | Estonia | Sweden

Language:

Finnish | English | Russian

Release Date:

15 September 2017 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

The Eternal Road See more »

Filming Locations:

Sillamäe, Estonia See more »

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Budget:

€3,300,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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In the original novel on which the film is based on, the name of Jussi Ketola's wife in Soviet Union was Irina, while in the film her name is Sara. See more »

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Fight for freedom in Stalinist horror era
11 December 2018 | by imurselSee all my reviews

Acting: 8 /Story: 7 /Production values: 6 /Suspence - Thriller level: 7 /Action: 0 /Mystery - unknown: 0 /Romance level: 6 /Film noir ~ neo-noir density: none /Comedy elements: 0 /Overall: 7


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