The third version of The Unknown Soldier, based on Väinö Linna's novel, was released in the end of last year. It is a three-hours long movie. The film, like the previous two versions from 1955 and 1985 respectively, is partly based on Linna's own experience from the so-called Continuation War, a war that lasted from the Sommer offencive 1941 until the retreat from Karelian isthmus 1944. Although most of the story is fiction, the film is quite true to the historical events that took place. It is also very well played and with quite realistic war-scenes. On the negative side, I find the film much too long, and half an hour or perhaps forty-five minutes shorter would have been preferred. Also, with such a long film I would have liked to see something about the logistics behind the front line. We are watching endless shootings but no ammunition replenishments. Over-all it is a good film and worth watching. What do you think of the film chaps?