Alcan Highway

Synopsis: Alcan Highway is a film about a journey, a dream which seems to be coming true. But is it what Hese really wanted?
Director(s): Aleksi Salmenperä
  3 nominations.
75 min

- Hello.

- Hi.

Where are you?

' I'm on the bus.

- Are you going somewhere?

- No.

Where do you live now?

Here and there.

- How about the garage?

- There's some water damage.

- Is the Alaska thing still alive?

- Of course.

Do you think you can raise

enough money for it?

My idea of a motorhome

included a bike repair space, -

a studio, living

and sleeping quarters.

And a luxury bathroom

at the heart of it.

I tend to make

ultra optimistic schedules.

Perhaps it's my subconscious

way of ignoring reality.

I wouldn't start anything,

if I made realistic schedules.

I have a vague plan,

but it changes all the time.

It may produce nothing

or turn into something else, -

but that's what separates

the artist from an engineer.


One, two, three...

...nine... twelve.

- I can't drive! 55!

- This is a pretty good speed.

If I go any faster,

it starts shaking.

- Is this her cruising speed?

- Yeah.

- It's quite slow.

- Yeah.

We're probably doing

like 70... 60.

- Can you see that on the GPS?

- No.

It says 6O kilometers an hour.

61 km/h.

We've got a long way to go.


73... 74.

- 218 degrees.

- Hold on, that's not good.

Just keep her going.

And start listening to the motor.

Anything over 220 I worry.

What's the boiling point?

100 Celsius?

- It's around 227, isn't it?

- I don't know either.

I used to know.

I think it's 330 or 230.

Let's hit every garage sale.

Let's make our pact right now.

As blood brothers we're

gonna hit every car sale.

Every old truck

we're gonna stop, jerk off.

That's what

I'm gonna do anyway.

Put your foot down and let's

see how fast this thing can go.

We're doing good now.

It's not a fucking private car.

I just wanna see

how fast it can go.


For f*ck's sakes!

- There's smoke in.

- You've gotta pull over.

F*ck! Shut!

I wanna write a song about this.

It's called

"Hese Must Die."

- That's not fair.

- It's gonna be a catchy tune.

Because more people

commit suicide in your country.

I hope you're gonna

make a lot of money with that.

I'll make a lot of money

and I'll give you royalties.

- One percent.

- Thank you.

How long are you planning

to stay in Canada?

- Should I know that?

- No, but as my job to ask.

- Hese, here's a sandwich.

- Thanks. How's the ravioli?

Is it in there? It's been

in there for how long?

It's hot.

Here... it's hot.

They're pretty good.

- Sort of warm.

- Who could've guessed?

That's fine.

- Claire wants to get married.

- Yeah? Why don't you do it?

- We will.

- She's a good girl.

I've just been through it,

working, having nothing.

I see all my friends. When they

get married, they have nothing.

They seem to do alright,

but I can't imagine the stress.

There's a lot of things

I wanna do before marriage.

You want to bang a bunch

of hot Asians first.

I just want to be able

to get a piece of property.

All the things that happen

when you get married.

You can do that with her,

as a team you can get that.

Marry her as long as

you'll be able to get kids.

- She doesn't wanna have kids.

- She will when you're married.

You need a wife. Hese.

- A rich wife.

- Why not?

A wolf mother.

We haven't really had

any major issues with the truck.

I'm still pretty worried, though.

We have to be wormed all the time.

You never know what happens.

- I'm not so wormed about

the truck. - The schedule?

Yeah, more like the schedule.

I don't even really

care about that.

If we won't make it

to Vancouver, no big deal.

But I have to be able to

catch a flight.

In Prince George

or White Horse.

- We're gonna be in

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Aleksi Salmenperä

Aleksi Salmenperä (born 1973 in Helsinki) is a Finnish film director. He is a graduate of the University of Art and Design Helsinki; among his films are 2004's Producing Adults, 2007's A Man's Work and 2010 Bad Family. A Man's Work was entered into the 29th Moscow International Film Festival. more…

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