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Unknown Soldier Dir. Aku Louhimies

  • Finland
  • 179 mins
  • 2017
  • Drama | War
  • Colour

19:00 Mon 19 Nov 2018 Set Theatre €8/€7 EXPIRED

19:15 Tue 20 Nov 2018 Set Theatre €8/€7 EXPIRED

20:00 Thu 22 Nov 2018 Set Theatre €12/€10 EXPIRED

20:00 Fri 23 Nov 2018 Watergate Theatre €12/€10 EXPIRED

15:00 Sat 24 Nov 2018 Watergate Theatre €12/€10 EXPIRED

16:00 Sun 25 Nov 2018 Billy Byrne’s €10/€9 EXPIRED

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Main Cast: Eero Aho, Marketta Tikkanen, Johannes Holopainen

This was undoubtedly the most talked-about film with its two ‘preview’ screenings in Kilkenny last year. Unknown Soldier is the biggest ever-grossing picture in Finland ($17m) and is nothing short of a triumph from director, Aku Louhimies. The film is based on a best-selling book by Väinö Linna, who wrote about his personal experiences in the war and it follows a platoon of ordinary Finnish soldiers in the battlefield between Finland and the Soviet Union during World War 2. From the cinematography to the use of images and wonderful performances from the actors, you are simply spellbound by the level of artistry at play in the hands of a master film-maker.

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