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Polish men recreate David Lynch film on tractors

3:21pm BST - 01:31

A group of Polish men, accompanied by a priest, are setting off on a pilgrimage to France from southern Poland, inspired by David Lynch's film 'The Straight Story'. Saskia O'Donoghue reports.

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Four homeless men and a priest riding mini tractors have set off on an unusual journey. The group is travelling from southern Poland to France in an attempt to relive the soul-searching experience seen in director David Lynch's film 'The Straight Story'. The expedition was inspired by Lynch's film - which tells the true story of Alvin Straight's journey two states on a lawn mower. One of the group says he is making the journey to think about life and to get to know God better. (SOUNDBITE) (English) Pilgrim Jacek Baczynski, saying: "I am already 43 years old. My life flew past me like that (snaps fingers). When we stand before the almighty, what will I tell him? While we have this time on Earth, this is a time for reflection. And this is what the movie (David Lynch's "The Straight Story") is about." The man himself David Lynch learned about the effort and sent the men a message. (SOUNDBITE) (English) Director David Lynch, saying: "You are making your journey for all your brothers and sisters and you are riding for forgiveness, for love, for freedom and for peace. It is a beautiful journey you're making for beautiful reasons." The journey is likely to take a fair few weeks though - as the ageing tractors can't reach speeds of more than 15 kilometres an hour.

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Polish men recreate David Lynch film on tractors

3:21pm BST - 01:31