The Desperate Ones (1967) AKA Beyond the Mountains


In 1941, two Polish brothers escape a Soviet gulag. Their only escape route is through the impossible mountains of Afghanistan and the KGB is on their tail.

Director: Alexander Ramati. AKA Beyond the Mountains
Stars: Maximilian Schell, Irene Papas, Raf Vallone, Theodore Bikel, Maria Perschy, Fernando Rey, George Voskovec, Alberto de Mendoza, Antonio Vico, Vicente Sangiovanni, Boyd Holister, Danny Steinmann, Mariela Chatlak, Carmen Carbonell.


Many thanks to Dave for sending me a copy of this movie.

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  1. Jonathon
    May 28, 2020

    Just watched this. Never thought I’d get to see it. It’s very rare. Good film, well acted with a bleak ending.

  2. January 15, 2021

    So very unique movie, I’m so glad to watch gave me great pleasure.

  3. Noutchka
    July 10, 2021

    I’ve been looking for this film forever. It was actually directed by the author of the book. I really like the score and the atmosphere of the film. Some great actors too.

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