German Film: So weit die Füsse tragen
So weit die Füsse tragen "As Far As My Feet Will Carry Me" (2001)
Directed by Hardy Martins - with Bernhard Bettermann
Adapted from the Best Seller by Josef Martin Bauer - based on a true story
In 1944, German paratrooper Clemens Forell was captured by the Soviets and sentenced to twenty-five years of labor in a Siberian lead mine. Predictably enough, the mine proves to be a dangerous and dispiriting environment, and after three years, Forell decides he can stand it no longer and makes escape plans. He makes his break in the dead of winter. Hunters first discover him and intend to turn him back in. A band of Eskimos comes to his rescue. After a few seasons with the Eskimos, Forell resumes his journey trying to get back home. He narrowly escapes capture in Siberia and finds an unexpected ally as he tries to cross into Iran.
All interested are welcome!
NOTE FOR VISITORS: Enter South (Ramo) end of building across pond and walk up stairs – for elevators enter North end on "grass" side – Somebody will be there should doors be locked and direct you to the lecture hall.