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Unknown Soldier

 
Title: Unknown Soldier
Original title: TUNTEMATON SOTILAS
Format: 5 x 50 min, HD
Starring: Eero Aho
Aku Hirviniemi
Jussi Vatanen
Joonas Saartamo
Johannes Holopainen
Samuli Vauramo
Arttu Kapulainen
Directed by: Aku Louhimies
Produced by: Elokuvaosakeyhtiö Suomi 2017 in co-production with Scope Pictures and Kvikmyndafélag Íslands
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Unknown Soldier

There are stories that every generation should tell themselves.
The present does not erase history, but certain things fade away and are left in the background.


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.

 

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