Viking invasion

Unknown Soldier

Tuntematon Sotilas

Film info

  • Country:Finska
  • Director:Aku Louhimies
  • Year:2017
  • Duration:179'
  • Actors:Eero Aho, Johannes Holopainen, Jussi Vatanen


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.

About the director

Aku Louhimies was born in Helsinki on July 3, 1968, and has directed nine feature films. His works include the European Film Award candidates 8-Ball (2013) and Naked Harbour (2012), and the winner of eight Jussi Awards Frozen Land (2005). Other films by Louhimies include Tears of April (2008) set in 1918, Frozen City (2006), Man Exposed (2006), Lovers and Leavers (2002), and Restless (2000). Louhimies also directed the popular award-winning tv-series Irtiottoja (2004). His English-language debut was Rebellion (2016), a five-part series shot in Ireland, depicting the painful events that led to the independence of Ireland. Louhimies, who has been awarded the Jussi Award for Best screenplay (Frozen Land) and two Jussi Awards for Best Director (Frozen City and Frozen Land).

Screening schedule

  • 24.08.2018.

    Danubian sand island

  • 26.08.2018.

    Borovo theatre


Tickets for screenings at Cinestar Vukovar, Danubian Sand Island, Borovo Cinema are free. For screenings at locations - Terrace of Agency for Waterways and Castle Eltz Park admission is 15 HRK. Tickets.

Festival hosts
  • Discovery
  • Grad Vukovar
  • Hrvatski dom Vukovar
Srebrni sponzor
  • Pevec
  • Grad Zagreb
  • Hrvatska turistička zajednica
  • Hrvatski audiovizualni centar
  • Vukovarsko-srijemska županija
  • Bobi
  • American Express
  • AutoWill
  • Elatus
  • Filmofeel
  • Iločki podrumi
  • Startas
  • Alatir
  • Vukovarsko pivo

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