Stalingrad (2013)

The epic battle that turned the tide of World War II

Blu-ray, 2h 11min
Rating: 5.6
Votes: 15166
Languages: Russian, German, Japanese
Country: Russia
Director: Fedor Bondarchuk

Plot outline

A group of 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.

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A group of 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. - Official Site

Stalingrad has become hell and paradise for those who were worthy of awards, but the only reward they managed to get was love. How they won, and how they were not defeated, who they were and who was on the other side of the street, what secret they have taken away with them - the movie will tell this story. - Iliya Tilkin

The plot is based on "a dramatic love story against the backdrop of a grand battle". The action takes place in 1942 when the German troops occupied the bank of the Volga river. Having failed while attempting to cross the Volga and launch a counter-offensive on the German army, the Soviet troops were forced to retreat. However, a few soldiers managed to get to the shore of the enemy. They remain in the minority, and hide in a coastal house, where they met a girl. The Germans occupied her home, and she did not have time to leave the front line. Against the backdrop of the most bloody battle in the mankind history develops a love story, and from that moment the soldiers have to protect this girl at any cost. - Ekaterina Rybakova

In the present day, a Russian rescue team is saving lives in Japan after a tsunami. They find survivors and their leader calms a youngster down by telling the story of his five fathers. In 1942, a group of Russian soldiers holds a strategic building in Stalingrad against the German troops to protect the Volga River for the crossing of their comrades. They meet the seventeen year-old teenager Katya and she becomes the pride and joy of the band. Meqnshile, the German Captan Koln falls in love with the Russian Masha, who resembles his deceased wife. But love in time of war may be tragic. - Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil