This is an epic look at the battle that turned the tide of World War II. A band of determined Russian soldiers fight to hold a strategic building in their devastated city against a ruthless German army, and in the process become deeply connected to two Russian women who have been living there. The scale of the battle contrasts dramatically with the human drama of the Russian soldiers, the few remaining civilians and their invaders into Stalingrad.
Stalingrad, Russia's box office smash and the first Russian film to be released in Imax 3-D, would have fit quite nicely at the opening ceremonies of the just-ended Sochi Olympics. A bit violent, perhaps, but in terms of flag-waving Putin-esque spectacle, this thunderous reimagining of World War II's historic battle celebrates the stalwart spirit of comrades, outnumbered and out of ammo, who nonetheless vanquish the Aryan scum from the west. » Read more
Rfor sequences of war violence
Cast:Maria Smolnikova; Yana Studilina; Thomas Kretschmann; Sergey Bondarchuk; Pyotr Fyodorov
Directed by:Fyodor Bondarchuk