Nordic Film Series: Unknown Solider

Date(s) - 10/19/2019
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Scandinavian Library

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. 132 minutes. In Finnish with English subtitles.

The library and the Kaffestugan (for lunch) will be open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. each Saturday. Refreshments for the film will be served at 1:00 pm. Movie starts at 1:30 p.m. Admission, refreshments, and parking are free. Suggested donation $5. The SLC is handicapped accessible. For information call the Scandinavian Library at 617-965-0621 (Saturdays 11 AM – 3 PM)

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