The Road West war movie
The Road West war movie

The Road West (1961, Poland)

Original / alternative title: Droga na zachod

Categories: ambush movieswinter movies

Running time: 80 minutes

Language: Polish / Russian

In the last days of World War 2 retired train driver agrees to steer the train that is heading towards the front in the west. Young man, who tries to find the way westward, pretends to be train driver assistant to get on the train. During the way the military guards are killed in ambush, but the train driver refuses to back down and despite the danger drives the train into the frontline zone.

Simple war time story based more on the characters than plot and as war movie average at best. Let’s just say that the authors of original story (Dziewanowski and Pijanowski) withdrew their names from the project when they found out what changes were made to the script.

Our rating


Film value

4 / 10

Realism factor

3 / 5

Adventure factor

3 / 5

Historical accuracy

2 / 5

Creators of The Road West

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Adam Perzyk


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Lech Pijanowski


Cast of The Road West

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Jozef Nalberczak

as Sovier officer

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Adam Pawlikowski

as Guards commander

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Mieczyslaw Voit

as German robber

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Events depicted in The Road West

World War II (1936-1945)