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Finland’s THE UNKNOWN SOLDIER heads to Sweden

The Finnish World War II drama The Unknown Soldier has been confirmed to have a Swedish theatrical release.

The film will be released in Sweden on the 6th of December.

Directed by Aku Louhimies, the film 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 the story of Rokka, Kariluoto, Koskela, Hietanen, and their brothers-in-arms. It shows how friendship, humour, and the will to live unites 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. It is an adaptation of Väinö Linna’s best-selling novel The Unknown Soldier (1954) and the novel’s unedited manuscript version, Sotaromaani.

The Unknown Soldier was released in Finland last week and broke box office records in the country.

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Emma Vestrheim

Emma Vestrheim is the editor-in-chief of Cinema Scandinavia. Originally from Australia, she is now based in Bergen, Norway, and attends major Nordic film festivals to conduct interviews and review new films.