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As Far As My Feet Will Carry Me [DVD]

Hardy Martins    Suitable for 12 years and over   DVD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
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  • Directors: Hardy Martins
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: German, Russian
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 12
  • Studio: Second Sight Films
  • DVD Release Date: 6 Jun 2011
  • Run Time: 153 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B004UR54RI
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 44,727 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Product Description

Based on the bestselling novel, this powerful epic tells the incredible true story of Clemens Forell, a German soldier imprisoned in a Siberian labour camp at the end of World War Two. Following four years of brutal treatment he escapes but beyond the barbed wire of the camp lies one of the most hostile environments on earth. Across 8,000 miles of unforgiving terrain, freezing temperatures and constant danger he battles on. The years continue to pass and he fights to survive, digging deep within his soul in the hope of finally, one day, being reunited with his wife and child.
As Far As My Feet Will Carry Me grips from beginning to end, never letting up as it takes the viewer on an incredible journey, celebrating the power of the human spirit.

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The Incredible true story of an epic bid for freedom. For one soldier the end of the war was just the beginning. Based on the bestselling novel, this powerful epic tells the incredible true story of Clemens Forell, a German soldier imprisoned in a Siberian labour camp at the end of World War Two. Following four years of brutal treatment he escapes but beyond the barbed wire of the camp lies one of the most hostile environments on earth. Across 8000 miles of unforgiving terrain, freezing temperatures and constant danger he battles on. The years continue to pass and he fights to survive, digging deep within his soul in the hope of finally, one day, being reunited with his wife and child. As Far As Me Feet Will Carry Me grips from beginning to end, never letting up as it takes the viewer on an incredible journey, celebrating the power of the human spirit.

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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good but not as good as the book 14 May 2008
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Firstly you will probably only be looking to buy this film if you have already read the book. If you have not -please read the book first it is so much better. The film is good -quite brutal and realistic -lucky its not made by Hollywood. The German makers try to capture some of the essence of the book. The problem is fitting the whole book into a 2 hour film -more struggle is needed and less flowery stuff. The only thing that spoils the film is the extra bits added by the film maker to make it more comercially appealing -igonore these and you have a great film to watch - if your even looking at buying this film it is obvious you are not after a rambo/die hard affair - you will appreciate it.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars as far as my feet will carry me. 26 Aug 2011
Format:DVD
I was thrilled to see this on your list. I have seen it several times on TV and have always wanted a copy. The film shows the endurance of an individual despite all set backs. His adventures are incredible especially when he crosses the Siberian tundra. His return to Munich was heart warming. The only thing which spoiled it was my son in law in Munich who said that it was largely fictional!!
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16 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Compelling adventure drama 10 July 2008
By Dennis Littrell TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:DVD
This is a German language film with English subtitles based on the novel by the same name which was based on a true story about a German POW in the aftermath of WWII who escaped a Siberia work camp and made an amazing 8,000-mile trek home to Munich to be reunited with his family.

I haven't read the novel, but of course it was a novel and so much of it was made up. It doesn't matter however, since what counts in a movie is simply the movie itself. I am always a little put off when the blurbs for a film scream out: "Based on a true story!" So what? Sometimes that's significant and sometimes it isn't. In this case the fact that there actually existed a German POW who managed such an amazing escape is important. The exact details of what happened to him would be wonderful to have. But in lieu of that, we do have this wonderful movie.

Bernhard Bettermann stars as Clemens Forell, and he is perfect for the part. To survive such an epic adventure the person has to be strong of body and strong of will. Bettermann looks as though he could actually do something like this, except for the fact that he is so tall and pale I suspect he would stand out and be easily identified as a foreigner in those strange lands through which he trekked. Also a bit not so realistic is the Soviet camp commander who personally chases Forell all the way to the Iranian border (although that resulted in a nice ironic scene on the bridge at the border between Iran and what--I think--is Turkmenistan). In reality there were probably several Soviet officers who played that part. And I would also liked to have seen a little more about how he found enough to eat. And finally it is clear that the last parts of his journey were sped up a bit as though the filmmakers were in a hurry.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Film 19 Jun 2011
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This film was well worth the money, one man against the elements , makes you wonder how some people have so much inner strength, although it has subtitles that was not a problem.
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1.0 out of 5 stars probably good but not for me 10 Aug 2014
Format:DVD
Well. ....settling down to watch what I understood from the various reviews to be a gripping film I was disappointed to see unfold before us a film appearing to prompt the viewer to empathise and even sympathise with the characters..really? Sorry but my feelings Don't run to feeling sorry for harsh treatment of soldiers of the NAZI regime.I know all Germans were NOT so.I just found it too conflicting for me to watch what is probably a good film whilst knowing the horrendous savagery and cruelty inflicted on TOTALLY innocent (of ALL ages from before birth to geriatrics)victims by said regime and feel comfortable doing so.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars As Far as my Feet Will Carry Me 20 Aug 2011
Format:DVD
The DVD was excellent. The attention to detail regards uniform and the history was superb. I must say that I had read the book twice before watching the DVD and would recommend that the book be read first. A little bit of poetic licence by the Director in two scenes ie: The Doctor committing suicide and the Russian officer following him for 3 years right up to the Iranian border - Forrell would not have known that. A MUST read and WATCH. ******

Regards,

Michael Kusternig
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars As Far As My Feet Will Carry Me. 3 Jan 2012
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This is an excellent film. The story is akin to 'The Long Walk' by Slavomir Rawicz. However this film is much better than the film of afore mentioned book, titled 'The Way Back.' This film is in German language with English subtitles. This however in no way detracts from the quality of the film. I would highly recommend this title. Five stars, and excellent!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Harrowing Read 6 July 2014
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Quite a harrowing read but also compelling, it is amazing what the human body and mind can endure. The end was a little disappointing as there was no mention of his family, which was his motivation to keep going.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars dvd
great service from ordering through to delivery which was very quick, I saw two thirds of this film on tv and I knew that I needed to buy it to view it all a great story and true.
Published 2 months ago by Anthony Harrington
5.0 out of 5 stars German classic
I saw this by accident one night coming in from the pub half drunk but it stuck with me & I caught it again about a year later when in a more sober state. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Liam Smith
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
Brilliant film portrayal of a true story, well acted, only criticism is would have preferred if an English translation version had been produced rather than German with English... Read more
Published 6 months ago by GARY SHEPHERD
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic
Bought this for my partner and he really enjoyed it. I also enjoyed this which i didnt think i would, very good storyline :-)
Published 7 months ago by natalie sugden
5.0 out of 5 stars Great film
It's great film. Amazing, unbelievable real story. Shame that there are subtitles. This is the film which I can watch again and again. I do recommend it.
Published 8 months ago by Marzena Zborowska
4.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining
Entertaining and heart warming, one mans quest to get home. Enjoyable movie for all the family to watch . Recommend.
Published 8 months ago by Mr J Lynn
4.0 out of 5 stars A really great movie
This movie should have deserved a much better marketing and support. Great story of apparently based on true situation. Absolutely stunning
Published 9 months ago by peterhans
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good and interesting - based on a real story
An entertaining film about Clemens Forell, one of the very few people that manage to successfully escape from the Gulag. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Andres C. Salama
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good viewing
Relly interesting true story well filmed. The fact that it was in a foreign language didn't take you away from the storyline.
Published 20 months ago by Mrs. P. A. Matthews
5.0 out of 5 stars Stunning Movie
I really enjoyed watching this movie, having looked into the true stroie I don't feel it deviate's too far apart from the end scene.
Would really recomend this to anyone.
Published 21 months ago by Mr Shaun Bannon
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