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.
Source: German films Service & Marketing GmbH