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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explicit were the battle scenes, and so fresh in the memories were the political ramifications of the film, that was withdrawn from the Cannes Film Festival at the behest of certain political interests.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 releases of the mid-1950s. The haunting musical score was cowritten by no less than Jean Sibelius. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast

Ake Lindman
as Lehto
Pentti Siimes
as Maeaettae
Tarmo Manni
as Honkajoki
Kalevi Kahra
as Private
Olavi Tuomi
as Kitchen Man
Kalevi Kahra
as Private
Tarmo Manni
as Honkajoki
Pentti Siimes
as Maeaettae

Crew

Vaino Linna
Book Author
Olavi Tuomi
Cinematographer
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