- Tali-Ihantala 1944
name = Tali-Ihantala 1944
Åke Lindmanand Sakari Kirjavainen
Stefan Forss, Benedict Zilliacus, Esko Salervo
Marcus Groth, Onni Thulesius, Asko Sarkola
distributor = Buena Vista International
budget = €3,200,000
December 7, 2007
country = FIN
language = Finnish
imdb_id = 0378848
"Tali-Ihantala 1944" is a film directed by
Åke Lindmanand Sakari Kirjavainen, based on the Battle of Tali-Ihantala. The filming began during the summer of 2006 and was screened in the fall of 2007. Åke Lindman himself wanted the film to be as real as possible, and only include facts. He also wanted Finns to remember the sacrifices the soldiers made in those battles.
The film got 350,000 euros in production support from the
Finnish Film Foundation. The organization created to raise money for the movie is led by Admiral Jan Klenbergand was protected by the former Finnish President Mauno Koivisto.
The movie uses a wide array of genuine wartime vehicles, and when not possible, replicas are used. One interesting feature is the use of a
Focke-Wulf Fw 190replica, made by the German company Flug Werk. [ [http://www.flugwerk.com/diary.shtm Flug Werk's homepage with replica] ] During the shooting of the movie, the aircraft was marked similar to Oberst Erich Rudorffer's aircraft in 1944.
* [http://www.ses.fi/en/film.asp?id=756 Finnish Film Foundation profile]
* [http://www.tali-ihantala.fi/ Movie's home page]
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