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THE UNKNOWN SOLDIER

by Aku Louhimies

synopsis

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.

international title: The Unknown Soldier
original title: Tuntematon sotilas
working title: Sotaelokuva
country: Finland, Belgium, Iceland
year: 2017
genre: fiction
directed by: Aku Louhimies
film run: 180'
release date: FI 27/10/2017, EE 23/11/2017, DK 6/12/2017, NO 6/12/2017, SE 6/12/2017
screenplay: Aku Louhimies, Jari Olavi Rantala
cast: Alina Tomnikov, Eero Aho, Johannes Holopainen, Samuel Vauramo, Juho Milonoff, Jussi Vatanen, Akseli Kouki, Joonas Saartamo, Aku Hirviniemi, Marketta Tikkanen
cinematography by: Mika Orasmaa
film editing: Benjamin Mercer
costumes designer: Marjatta Nissinen
music: Lasse Enersen
producer: Miia Haavisto, Aku Louhimies, Mikko Tenhunen
co-producer: Kaarina Gould, Júlíus Kemp, Ingvar Thórdarson
executive producer: Ari Lahti, Ari Tolppanen
line producer: Daniel Kuitunen
production: Elokuvaosakeyhtiö Suomi 2017, Kvikmyndafélag Íslands, Scope Pictures
distributor: SF Studios
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