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by Antti-Jussi Annila


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.

international title: The Eternal Road
original title: Ikitie
working title: Ikitie
country: Finland, Sweden, Estonia
sales agent: TrustNordisk
year: 2017
genre: fiction
directed by: Antti-Jussi Annila
screenplay: Antti-Jussi Annila, Aku Louhimies, Antti Tuuri
cast: Alexei Mikhailov, Sergey Kravchenko, Martta Raudsepp, Megan Lindqvist, Raimo Pass, Olavi Annila, Stepan Tkacheva, Mark B. Odom, Caron Barnes, Elena Spirina
cinematography by: Rauno Ronkainen
film editing: Tambet Tasuja
art director: Kalju Kivi
costumes designer: Eugen Tamberg
music: Kalle Gustafsson Jerneholm, Ian Person
producer: Ilkka Matila
co-producer: Simon Perry, Martin Persson, Kristian Taska, Gunnar Carlsson
executive producer: Mikko Leino, Ari Tolppanen
production: Matila Röhr Productions MRP, Taska Film, Anagram Produktion, Film i Väst
distributor: Nordisk Film Oy
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