Enemy at the Gates

A single bullet can change history
A single bullet can change history
D: Jean-Jacques Annaud
Pathé/Mandalay (John D. Schofield)
Germany/UK/Ireland/USA 🇩🇪 🇬🇧 🇮🇪 🇺🇸 2001
131 mins


W: Alain Godard & Jean-Jacques Annaud [based on the book "Enemy at the Gates: The Battle for Stalingrad" by William Craig]
DP: Robert Fraisse
Ed: Noelle Boisson
Mus: James Horner
PD: Wolf Kroeger

Jude Law (Vasili Zaitsev), Joseph Fiennes (Commisar Danilov), Rachel Weisz (Tania Chernov), Bob Hoskins (Nikita Khrushchev), Ed Harris (Maj. Erwin König), Ron Perlman (Koulikov)

A decently made war movie with moments of historical fact about a feud between two rival snipers following the fall of Stalingrad.
The major flaw is the casting decisions, with British and American actors cast and subsequently struggling to deliver a Russian accent, despite their best efforts.
Overall, it's an entertaining history lesson, but doesn't stick in the memory as much as other, more powerful war pictures.
Jude Law in Enemy at the Gates
Jude Law in Enemy at the Gates