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  • Unknown Soldier

  • Original Title:
  • Tuntematon sotilas
  • Screening Time:
  • Year:
  • 2017

  • Unknown Soldier by Aku Louhimies is the story of an infantry unit’s tour of duty that lasts for more than three years during the Finnish Continuation War. The film is based on the classic novel by Väinö Linna. The film is the story of Rokka, Kariluoto, Koskela, Hietanen, and their brothers-in-arms. It shows how friendship, humour and the will to live unite these men on their way there and back. The war changes the lives of each of the soldiers as well as the lives of those on the home front, and also leaves its mark on the entire nation.

    Director’s Statement: Unknown Soldier is not about glorifying the war. I wanted to make it as realistic as possible, to be able to really look at how people change in the midst of a crisis. I hope it reminds us of the wars and crisis that still goon around us, and what people in those areas go through. Ordinary people, ordinary families. For me, Unknown Soldier is a movie about peace. About wanting peace.

  • Director:
  • Aku Louhimies
  • Genre:
  • Drama, War Film
  • Duration:
  • 132 min. (Int. version)
  • Status:
  • Completed
  • Country:
  • Finland, Belgium, Iceland
  • Production Company:
  • Elokuvaosakeyhtiö Suomi 2017 Oy
    Mikko Tenhunen
  • Sales Company:
  • Beta Cinema
  • About the Director:
    Aku Louhimies’ works include the European Film Award nominees 8-Ball and Naked Harbour, Frozen Land, Frozen City, Man Exposed and Restless. He has also directed TV series Irtiottoja and Rebellion. He has been awarded the Jussi Award for Best Screenplay and two Jussi Awards for Best Director. He was one of the writers of The Eternal Road.
  • « Back to Catalogue
  • Unknown Soldier Image
  • Unknown Soldier

  • Tuntematon sotilas
  • Year:
  • 2017

  • Director:
  • Aku Louhimies
  • Genre:
  • Drama, War Film
  • Duration:
  • 132 min. (Int. version)
  • Status:
  • Completed
  • Country:
  • Finland, Belgium, Iceland
  • Production Company:
  • Elokuvaosakeyhtiö Suomi 2017 Oy
    Mikko Tenhunen
  • Sales Company:
  • Beta Cinema
  • Unknown Soldier by Aku Louhimies is the story of an infantry unit’s tour of duty that lasts for more than three years during the Finnish Continuation War. The film is based on the classic novel by Väinö Linna. The film is the story of Rokka, Kariluoto, Koskela, Hietanen, and their brothers-in-arms. It shows how friendship, humour and the will to live unite these men on their way there and back. The war changes the lives of each of the soldiers as well as the lives of those on the home front, and also leaves its mark on the entire nation.

    Director’s Statement: Unknown Soldier is not about glorifying the war. I wanted to make it as realistic as possible, to be able to really look at how people change in the midst of a crisis. I hope it reminds us of the wars and crisis that still goon around us, and what people in those areas go through. Ordinary people, ordinary families. For me, Unknown Soldier is a movie about peace. About wanting peace.

  • About the Director:
    Aku Louhimies’ works include the European Film Award nominees 8-Ball and Naked Harbour, Frozen Land, Frozen City, Man Exposed and Restless. He has also directed TV series Irtiottoja and Rebellion. He has been awarded the Jussi Award for Best Screenplay and two Jussi Awards for Best Director. He was one of the writers of The Eternal Road.