Enemy at the Gates (2001)

Some Men Are Born To Be Heroes.

Blu-ray, 2h 11min
Rating: 7.6
Votes: 246648
Languages: English, German, Russian
Country: Ireland, UK, France, Germany, USA
Music: James Horner

Plot outline

A Russian and a German sniper play a game of cat-and-mouse during the Battle of Stalingrad.

Plots

A Russian and a German sniper play a game of cat-and-mouse during the Battle of Stalingrad.

In World War II, the fall of Stalingrad will mean the collapse of the whole country. The Germans and Russians are fighting over every block, leaving only ruins behind. The Russian sniper Vassili Zaitsev stalks the Germans, taking them out one by one, thus hurting the morale of the German troops. The political officer Danilov leads him on, publishing his efforts to give his countrymen some hope. But Vassili eventually starts to feel that he can not live up to the expectations on him. He and Danilov fall in love with the same girl, Tanya, a female soldier. From Germany comes the master sniper König to put an end to the extraordinary skilled Russian sniper. - Mattias Thuresson

In the winter of 1942, the German and Russian Armies meet in the great Battle of the Stalingrad, one of the most vicious engagements of the Second World War. Enter into this horror a young Russian soldier, formerly a peasant boy with an extraordinary ability to sharpshoot a rifle from far distances. The Russian sniper soon gains fame after killing a record number of German officers causing the Germans to bring in their own sniper expert: a war weathered Major who always accomplishes his mission no matter what the cost. With the Battle of Stalingrad raging around them, these two men must now fight each other. - Anthony Hughes