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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 ... Lyyti
Samuel Vauramo ... Lammio
Joonas Saartamo ... Lahtinen
Juho Milonoff ... Honkajoki
Andrei Alen ... Rahikainen
Matti Ristinen ... Sarastie
Diana Pozharskaya 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:

6 December 2018 (USA) 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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Trivia

First film in 15 years that has managed to get into Top 20 list of Finnish admissions. See more »

Alternate Versions

There are three distinct versions of this film: Finnish version (180 minutes), international version (167 minutes) and miniseries version (271 minutes). See more »

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Version of Tuntematon sotilas (2009) See more »

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Matka Alkaa/Journey Begins
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Fantastic!
20 April 2018 | by ellinorandersson86See all my reviews

I loved this movie. This is the best war story I came across since "Matterhorn" and "Band of Brothers". Such amazing actors who reflect all the emotions you go trough in war; officers crying while knowing they have to push the entire pluton forward .

For does who do not like this movie I think it is because they never did military service. If you have done military service in the Scandinavian countries this movie really make you cringe! You really can relate to the anxiety due to terrain and weather in, and all I did was being educated in how to war.

Summary: fantastic movie if you like deep war movies!


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