Edvin Laine

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Edvin Laine
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Born (1905-07-13)13 July 1905
Iisalmi, Finland
Died 18 November 1989(1989-11-18) (aged 84)
Helsinki, Finland
Occupation Film director

Edvin Laine (13 July 1905 – 18 November 1989) was a Finnish film director. Laine was born Bovellán.

Laine directed Aaltoska orkaniseeraa, a comedy, in 1949.

The Unknown Soldier, a film Laine directed in 1955 based on Väinö Linna's novel, was a big sensation in Finland. Laine also directed another film based on Väinö Linna's book, Here, Beneath the North Star (1968), which also was a successful movie in Finland. 30 years later, in 1985, Rauni Mollberg directed a new version of The Unknown Soldier. It was based on Laine's film, but he used unknown actors and it was filmed in colour.

His 1958 film Sven Tuuva the Hero was entered into the 9th Berlin International Film Festival.[1] Three years later, his film Skandaali tyttökoulussa was entered into the 2nd Moscow International Film Festival.[2] Here, Beneath the North Star was entered into the 6th Moscow International Film Festival.[3] His 1970 film Aksel and Elina was entered into the 7th Moscow International Film Festival.[4]


  1. ^ "IMDB.com: Awards for Sven Tuuva the Hero". imdb.com. Retrieved 2010-01-10. 
  2. ^ "2nd Moscow International Film Festival (1961)". MIFF. Retrieved 2012-11-16. 
  3. ^ "6th Moscow International Film Festival (1969)". MIFF. Retrieved 2012-12-17. 
  4. ^ "7th Moscow International Film Festival (1971)". MIFF. Retrieved 2012-12-22.