Nieznany żołnierz / UNKNOWN SOLDiER / Tuntematon sotilas (2017)

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 Filmowa adaptacja bestsellerowej powieści Väinö Linny Nieznany żołnierz (1954)

produkcja o zwycięstwie i klęsce oraz o życiu i śmierci fińskich żołnierzy podczas ostatniej wojny…

Ekranizacja słynnej książki autorstwa Väinö Linny o tym samym tytule. Historia przedstawia żołnierzy kompanii karabinów maszynowych podczas Wojny Kontynuacyjnej od pierwszych strzałów w roku 1941 do prób powstrzymania radzieckiej ofensywy letniej w czerwcu 44′.


 A film adaptation of Väinö Linna’s best selling novel The Unknown Soldier (1954) and the novel’s unedited manuscript version, Sotaromaani.

The machine gun company is deployed in June 1941 from their barracks to the staging area to prepare for the invasion of the Soviet Union. The company’s first attack is over a swamp on Soviet positions. Following a series of battles, the soldiers advance into East Karelia and cross the old border lost during the Winter War. In October 1941, they interact with the locals while positioned in the captured and pillaged city of Petrozavodsk. The company is ordered to defend against a Soviet winter attack along the Svir river. Lahtinen is killed during a Soviet breakthrough, but Rokka halts a flanking 50-strong enemy unit by ambushing them with a Suomi KP/-31 submachine gun from high ground. The film follows the trench warfare period of the war from 1942 to 1943. The soldiers drink kilju (a home-made sugar wine) until intoxication during Commander-in-Chief Field Marshal Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim’s birthday celebrations, a new recruit is killed by a sniper and replacements reinforce the company.

The Soviet Vyborg–Petrozavodsk Offensive of summer 1944 forces the Finnish Army to start a withdrawal from the conquered area and to stall the Soviet advance with counter-attacks. The company suffers large amounts of casualties and abandons its machine guns during a retreat from a hopeless defence. Koskela is killed while disabling a Soviet tank with a satchel charge. Hietanen is first wounded by artillery and later dies when his ambulance is attacked. After the last counter-attack by the Finns, the war ends in a ceasefire in September 1944. The soldiers rise from their defensive fighting positions after the final Soviet artillery barrage stops and they listen to the first radio announcements on the eventual Moscow Armistice. The film closes with a montage of the impacts of the war and actual war-time footage.




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