So weit die Füsse tragen

So weit die Füsse tragen

Deutschland 2000/2001, Spielfilm


As Far As My Feet Will Carry Me

Never, ever, underestimate the sheer power of the human spirit and the force of will when it is inspired by love. That′s the message of As Far As My Feet Will Carry Me.

Based on Josef Martin Bauer′s novel, this true story is the incredible journey undertaken by the German soldier Clemens Forell in his dramatic escape from a Siberian labor camp. Set against the backdrop of a 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, kilometer by kilometer, towards Persia and the longed-for freedom. Three years it takes him. Sometimes riding on trains, sometimes by boat, mostly on foot, he covers more than 14,000 kilometers, knowing that every step brings him closer to his goal, but never knowing if his next step will also be his last. In December 1952, eight years after he left his family and was sent to fight on the Russian front in a war that was already lost, Forell was finally reunited with his wife and children.

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All Credits

Director:Hardy Martins
Assistant director:Martin Lomnicki, Sebastian Reuter
Screenplay:Bernd Schwamm, Hardy Martins, Bastian Clevé
based on:Josef Martin Bauer (Roman)
Director of photography:Pavel Lebeshev
Production design:Valentin Gidulanov, Meisi Timm
Make-up artist:Bernd Michael Kersting
Costume design:Tatjana Konotopova, Jolanta Kaemner
Editing:Andreas Marschall
Sound editor:Manuel Laval, Kai-Uwe Koch
Sound design:Kirsten Kunhardt, Oswald Schwander
Sound:Sergej Chuprov
Special effects:Jens Döldissen
Music:Eduard Artemiev
Bernhard BettermannClemens Forell
Michael MendlDr. Stauffer
Anatolij KotinjovKamenev
Irina PantaevaIrina
Iris BöhmKathrin
Anne HermannLieschen
Adalbert MayerPfarrer
Hans Peter HallwachsOnkel Baudrexel
Hans-Uwe BauerLeibrecht
André M. HennickeBauknecht
Johannes HitzblechDanhorn
Antonio WannekMattern
Simon BeckordFrieder
Igor FilchenkovAnastas
Johannes HitzblechDanhorn
Nikolai KondrashkinSchamane
Vladimir KorpusSemjon
Pavel LebeshevChef des Gefangenenlagers
Irina NarbekovaDr. Pachmutova
Stephan Wolf-SchönburgKlugmann
Alexander JedremovIgor
dubbed by:Waléra Kanischtscheff
Production company:Cascadeur Filmproduktion GmbH (München)
in association with:CP Medien AG (Ludwigsburg), B & C Filmproduktion (Ludwigsburg)
Producer:Hardy Martins
Co-Producer:Bastian Clevé
Executive producer:Bastian Clevé, Robert Pellegrino
Unit production manager:Jimmy C. Gerum
Shoot:04.02.2000-14.01.2001: Russland, Weißrussland, Usbekistan, Sibirien, Bayern
Original distributor:Angel Falls Filmverleih GmbH (München)
Funding:Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung GmbH (MDM) (Leipzig), Filmförderungsanstalt (FFA) (Berlin)
Length:158 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Eastmancolor, Dolby SRD
Screening:TV-Erstsendung (DE): 06.04.2004, West 3


Originaltitel (DE) So weit die Füsse tragen



Length:158 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Eastmancolor, Dolby SRD
Screening:TV-Erstsendung (DE): 06.04.2004, West 3