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Tuntematon sotilas (2017)

A film adaptation of Väinö Linna's best selling novel The Unknown Soldier (1954) and the novel's unedited manuscript version, Sotaromaani.

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Aku Louhimies

Writers:

Väinö Linna (novels), Aku Louhimies (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Eero Aho ... Rokka
Johannes Holopainen ... Kariluoto
Jussi Vatanen ... Koskela
Aku Hirviniemi ... Hietanen
Hannes Suominen ... Vanhala
Arttu Kapulainen ... Susi
Paula Vesala Paula Vesala ... Lyyti
Samuel Vauramo ... Lammio
Joonas Saartamo ... Lahtinen
Juho Milonoff ... Honkajoki
Andrei Alen ... Rahikainen
Matti Ristinen ... Sarastie
Diana Pozharskaya ... Vera
Max Ovaska Max Ovaska ... Määttä
Kimi Vilkkula ... Sihvonen
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Storyline

June, 1941: Trapped between two repressive regimes, Finland has little choice but to ally itself with Nazi Germany against its traditional foe - although it manages to remain a democracy throughout. Virtually unknown in the WW ll arena, a brutal war against Soviet occupation takes place in the Far North. As the men of a Finnish infantry unit march through the forests of Karelia to regain territory lost to Russia in the Winter War of 1939, each of them soon realizes the horror and pointlessness of war. Except for their officers, more concerned about medals and personal glory than the lives of their men. A diverse group of men, all at odds with how they see themselves, each other, and the common cause - yet they are strengthened by a growing bond of camaraderie to each other and their loved ones. After huge personal sacrifice and a prolonged trench war, the outcome is inevitable, ending with a ceasefire in September 1944. Written by Beta Film GmbH

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Drama | War

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Country:

Finland | Belgium | Iceland

Language:

Finnish

Release Date:

27 October 2017 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

Okänd soldat See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

€7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

€1,652,017 (Finland), 30 October 2017, Limited Release
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Dolby Atmos
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Highest-grossing movie in Finland in the 21st century. See more »

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Version of Tuntematon sotilas (1955) See more »

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Raskas Taival/Weary
Written by Lasse Enersen
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Finnish's Version Of The Thin Red Line
21 May 2018 | by PehPehFooSee all my reviews

My English is not so good so I'll try to keep this review short. Watching this movie from a foreigner's perspective, this movie has many striking similarities with Terrence Malick's 1998 war movie The Thin Red Line (the Soundtrack, the struggle to stay alive, how nature blends with men etc.) This movie is on par with Nolan's Dunkirk. Maybe even better. Overall 8/10 for me.


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