Enemy at the Gates Movie Review 2000

Information and Film Reviews for Enemy at the Gates the Movie

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World War II saga set during the siege of Stalingrad in 1942 as Russian sniper Zaitsev (Law) tracks his equal in German sniper Konig (Harris). Law is also involved in a romantic triangle with a female Russian soldier (Weisz) and smarmy commissar Danilov (Fiennes). Only the sniper story is based on actual events and real people, from William Craig's historical account. Otherwise, the story as put on screen leaves out a lot, namely any real exploration of either the German or the Russian social and political stances of the time. We're left with good-looking men shooting it out in front of dramatic scenery, and a World War ll lacking historical commentary.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 131 minutes.
Originally from German, British, Irish, United States.

Cast and Crew

World War II, Russia/USSR, True Stories, Military: Foreign, Nazis & Other Paramilitary Slugs, Sniper
Jean-Jacques Annaud, Alain Godard
Jude Law, Ed Harris, Joseph Fiennes, Rachel Weisz, Bob Hoskins, Gabriel Marshall-Thomson, Eva Mattes, Ron Perlman, Matthias Habich
Robert Fraisse
Jean-Jacques Annaud
James Horner
Eddy Joseph, Martin Mueller, Rich Kline, Chris Carpenter, Noell Boisson, Humphrey Dixon, Steven Lawrence, Dominic Master, Janty Yates, Wolf Kroeger
John Schofield, Jean-Jacques Annaud, Reperage, Paramount Pictures, Mandalay Entertainment

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