|Directed by||Åke Lindman and Sakari Kirjavainen|
|Produced by||Alf Hemming|
|Written by||Stefan Forss, Benedict Zilliacus, Esko Salervo|
|Starring||Marcus Groth, Onni Thulesius, Asko Sarkola|
|Distributed by||Buena Vista International|
|Release date(s)||December 7, 2007|
Tali-Ihantala 1944 is a film directed by Åke Lindman and 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 Klenberg and 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 190 replica, made by the German company Flug Werk. During the shooting of the movie, the aircraft was marked similar to Major Erich Rudorffer's aircraft in 1944.