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The Eternal Road (2017)

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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 »

Director:

Antti-Jussi Annila (as AJ Annila)

Writers:

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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Storyline

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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Drama | History

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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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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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This film has 50 speaking roles and when the casting was made, the first choice for all these roles accepted to join the production. Some even rescheduled their other works to be able to participate. See more »

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10/10 Must See Film
4 March 2018 | by vikas5544See 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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