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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

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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 Diana Pozharskaya ... Vera
Max Ovaska Max Ovaska ... Määttä
Kimi Vilkkula ... Sihvonen
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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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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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Trivia

Composer Lasse Enersen has stated that the music for the movie was highly inspired by Finnish nature and archaic folk music, music of Jean Sibelius and veterans intimate writings about emotional experiences during war. See more »

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Version of Tuntematon sotilas (1955) See more »

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Tankki/Approaching The Tank
Written by Lasse Enersen
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Unknown Soldier 2017
20 March 2018 | by sbasilmfSee all my reviews

First of all, this movie might not be for everybody. There are no super heroes, no super villains, no glorifying the war; it's a movie about the war between Finland and USSR that took place some 70+ years ago (resulting over 300 000 dead).

The film is a little slow paced, so if you're into Rambo and that sort of stuff, don't bother. If you don't know anything about the history between these two countries, it might feel a bit long-winded and boring. In order to get the most out of it, I suggest you to take a look at "Winter" and "Continuation War" in Wikipedia for example.

Special effects, acting, directing, music were all good and on par with bigger productions. Compared to the two previous versions of the same movie, this one has a darker tone to it and is a little bit "less national" which, in my opinion, is a good thing.

It's not the best movie I ever saw, but a good solid 8 out of 10.


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