Dec 6, 2019
To coincide with the Finnish Independence Day, The Flick Lab analyses the most well-known Finnish film inside Finland - The Unknown Soldier (Tuntematon sotilas). It's an adaptation of Väinö Linna's novel regarding the Finnish Continuation War against the Soviet Union. In the film, we follow a group of soldiers experiencing the terrors of war - but also some humane moments of a lighter tone.
The Unknown Soldier has been so important to Finns that it has been adapted into film three times; in 1955, 1985 and 2017. It has an essential place in Finnish cultural history.
Karri and Henrik break down some key elements of the Finnish Winter War, Continuation War and the 1955 film itself.
Tuntematon sotilas (1955). Directed by Edvin Laine. Starring Reino Tolvanen, Åke Lindman, Jussi Jurkka, Tauno Palo.
This episode concludes International Cinema Challenge 2019.
The Flick Lab is a film podcast focused on world cinema, where two Finnish gentlemen with media background analyse one film every week in extreme detail, in English. New episode every Thursday. You can find The Flick Lab on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you listen to your podcasts. You can also find the podcast on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Youtube.
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