Cover image for Enemy at the gates [DVD] / Paramount Pictures and Mandalay Pictures present a Rep?erage production, a film by Jean-Jacques Annaud ; producers, John D. Schofield, Jean-Jacques Annaud ; writers, Alain Godard, Jean-Jacques Annaud ; director, Jean-Jacques Annaud.
Title:
Enemy at the gates [DVD] / Paramount Pictures and Mandalay Pictures present a Rep?erage production, a film by Jean-Jacques Annaud ; producers, John D. Schofield, Jean-Jacques Annaud ; writers, Alain Godard, Jean-Jacques Annaud ; director, Jean-Jacques Annaud.
ISBN:
9780792172765
Edition:
Widescreen version.
Publication Information:
Hollywood, CA : Paramount Pictures, 2001.
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (131 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
General Note:
Videodisc release of the 2001 motion picture.

"A Reperage production."

Special features: exclusive cast & crew interviews; behind-the-lines featurette; additional scenes; theatrical trailer.
Abstract:
Based on the true story of WWII Russian hero Vassili?i Zaitsev whose fame thrust him into a personal war with the Nazis best sharpshooter, Major Erwin K?onig.
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Rated R.
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A turning point in 20th century war history is the focus of this fact-based account of the 1942-1943 battle of Stalingrad, in which the Germans were finally defeated by Russian influence -- one of the bloodiest battles in World War II history. The film stars Jude Law as Vassili, a marksman from the Urals who is transported to Stalingrad in 1942, and a master German sniper, Major Koenig (Ed Harris). Koenig, an expert German sniper, is determined to eliminate his formidable opponent by any means necessary; meanwhile, Vassili has joined forces with Danilov (Joseph Fiennes), a young Russian political adversary, who is impressed by Vassili's skills and raises his profile in the Soviet Union. Both Vassili and Danilov become involved with Tanya (Rachel Weisz), whose Jewish parents have been captured by the Germans and have forced her to take up with the men on a sniper expedition. Koenig and Vassili begin to develop traps for each other, until fate inevitably must bring the two sharpshooters together. This large-scale production, financed mostly by Teuton companies, also features Bob Hoskins as Nikita Krushchev and Ron Perlman as an aging Russian sniper. ~ Jason Clark, Rovi