When Tania Chernova first enters the basement, she is carrying a Mosin Nagant M38 Carbine. . Stalingrad had a long battle in the middle of a coldest winter of the century. Some people like romance in movies, and why not? General Paulus is arguably the main character of the book being the German commander and all , but only has a few seconds of screen time. Hauptman Haller later orders von Witzland and his men to execute some unarmed civilians, much to their reluctance.
Taken as a historical drama rather than an attempt to flawlessly depict an historical incident, this is topnotch entertainment. I strongly recommend reading the book 'Enemy at the Gates' to see how little of the movie is true. He's pretty affable and chatty towards fellow soldiers and civilians alike. The tension and suspense of snipers hunting each other for days was completely missing as well as the long range aspect of these duels. Cast: Joseph Fiennes, Jude Law, Rachel Weisz, Bob Hoskins, Ed Harris.
If you look at the numbers, about 250,000 German and about 100,000 Russian soldiers lost their lives over Stalingrad. Vassili Zaitsev would be very happy that his struggle has inspired such a commendable piece of art - it is exactly the sort of thing he and millions of others like him on both sides of the planet were fighting for. Four weeks later, a brutal winter has set in and the. Why did they have to put that there, wasn't there any other way of getting people interested in the outcome of the duel??? The movie centers on the lives of Wehrmacht soldiers and their allies from Romania before and after their surrender at Stalingrad, upon which they were taken prisoner. Vassili used to be a shepherd and learned how to aim a gun when he had to pick of wolves from a distance.
This one is justified, since they were in the midst of an army camp in Russia and were trying not to attract any attention, and it was cold. It was also entered into the. And before Koning leaves, his superior officer asks how he'll find Vassili. The movie missed the true historic dimension of the tragedy that Stalingrad was, the horrific losses of life on both sides and how human lives are worth nothing during a war. So they just kinda roll over each other, try to pull down each others' pants and get his penis into her without waking up a guy sleeping a foot away. This movie was a travesty for many reasons, lets list a few.
My mind started to wander. In reality, a shot from a rifle of that caliber at a range that close would have taken his index finger off, and very likely the middle finger with it. Even the sex scene doesn't look out of place here. They are dirty and miserable unlike the well-groomed and well-equipped Germans. However when I viewed this film it turned out to be a great surprise in my mind. The book received two major French literary awards the Grand Prix du roman de l'Académie française and the Prix Goncourt. Plus the whole mood of the movie.
Or did he think really hard, and then couldn't come up with anything better? These characters were biased cardboard characters, speaking cardboard character lines, and acting, well, cardboard-like. This is especially evident during one encounter with Major Konig, as she manages to help him defeat the Major non-lethally. This is the setting for this movie, and the sniper duel that follows between Zaitsev and his German counterpart Konig Ed Harris is good entertainment. I urge any reader who is doubting this films credentials to swallow their pride and sit down to watch this film. Jean-Jacques Annaud is a remarkable director, with a strong visual style, and deserves to be recognised as one of the contemporary masters of cinema. The Germans as usual are monsters and child killers and the Russians are controlled by a brutal communist ideology. People were starving and freezing to death.
First off, real Vasiliy Zaitsev was ugly, but I guess that would be too complicated for the Western audience so they used boyband like, raspberry looking Jude Law instead. Vasily is most certainly not cold and unemotional. The blood and gore shown during the battles is also very conducive to the atmosphere. As the rest of the men gorge themselves, a deluded and dying Musk tries to rally them to rejoin the fighting. Zaitsev becomes a political icon for the locals, giving them encouragement and increasing their hope for victory. He just surrenders to the notion, drops his gun, and looks at Vasily before he shoots him.
In the movie, she's a lovesick and love interest who occasionally is implied to do some soldiering. My family, hometown, and countrymen have never been so insulted in their fight for survival. It's all war scenes, with one drinking scene and one sex scene. Sacha feeds Vasily all the information he gets out of König, and gives König slightly inaccurate intel on Vasily, but seems to have no idea just how dangerous a situation he's got himself into and volunteered to be a spy because he hero-worships Vasily. His son had died in Stalingrad early on in the war, and König wants revenge.