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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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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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The events of the film mostly take part in and around Petrozavodsk and the film makers would have liked to film there, but when scouting for locations, it became clear that the scenery there is nowadays way too modern for a film that takes place in 1930s, thus they had to search for suitable locations elsewhere, which were eventually found in Estonia. See more »

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10/10 Must See Film
4 March 2018 | by vikas GuptaSee all my reviews

A jewel from Finland. The story ignored in the narrative of depiction of horrors of Communism. Very well done.


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