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Tuntematon Sotilas


The Finnish was released in English-speaking countries as The Unknown Soldier. Based on a novel by Vaino Linna, the story focusses on a group of Finnish soldiers as they defend their borders against Russia during WW2. So grimly explicit were the battle scenes, and so fresh in the memories were the political ramifications of the film, that was withdrawn from the Cannes Film Festival at the behest of certain political interests. No matter: the film was one of the most financially successful Scandanavian...more