Cover image for Enemy at the gates [blu-ray] / Paramount Pictures and Mandalay Pictures present a Repérage production, a film by Jean-Jacques Annaud ; producer, John D. Schofield ; written by Alain Godard & Jean-Jacques Annaud ; produced and directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud.
Title:
Enemy at the gates [blu-ray] / Paramount Pictures and Mandalay Pictures present a Repérage production, a film by Jean-Jacques Annaud ; producer, John D. Schofield ; written by Alain Godard & Jean-Jacques Annaud ; produced and directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud.
ISBN:
317076408
Publication Information:
Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount Home Entertainment, [2009]
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (131 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
General Note:
Title from container.

Originally released as a motion picture in 2001.

Special features: Through the crosshairs; inside Enemy at the gates; deleted scenes; theatrical trailer (in HD).
Abstract:
It is 1942 and the Nazis are cutting a deadly swath through Russia. Under the leadership of Kruschev, the citizens of Stalingrad are mounting a brave resistance, spurred by the exploits of their local hero, Vassili Zaitsev. An expert sniper, Vassili's deeds have become legendary, thanks to propaganda produced by a political officer named Danilov. To stop Vassili, the Germans dispatch their best sniper, Major Konig, to Stalingrad. When Vassili and Danilov both fall in love with a beautiful solder, Danilov deserts his friend, leaving Vassili to face his German counterpart alone. As the city burns, Vassili and Konig begin a cunning game of cat and mouse, waging a private war of courage and honor. Based on a true story.
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MPAA rating: R; for strong graphic war violence and some sexuality CHV rating: 14A.
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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