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Enemy at the Gates Details


A turning point in 20th century war history is the focus of this fact-based account of the 1942-1943 battle of Stalingrad, in which the Germans were finally defeated by Russian influence -- one of the bloodiest battles in World War II history. The film stars Jude Law as Vassili, a marksman from the Urals who is transported to Stalingrad in 1942, and a master German sniper, Major Koenig (Ed Harris). Koenig, an expert German sniper, is determined to eliminate his formidable opponent by any means necessary; meanwhile, Vassili has joined forces with Danilov (Joseph Fiennes), a young Russian political adversary, who is impressed by Vassili's skills and raises his profile in the Soviet Union. Both Vassili and Danilov become involved with Tanya (Rachel Weisz), whose Jewish parents have been captured by the Germans and have forced her to take up with the men on a sniper expedition. Koenig and Vassili begin to develop traps for each other, until fate inevitably must bring the two sharpshooters together. This large-scale production, financed mostly by Teuton companies, also features Bob Hoskins as Nikita Krushchev and Ron Perlman as an aging Russian sniper. ~ Jason Clark, Rovi

  • Release date:March 16, 2001


Joseph Fiennes
as Danilov
Jude Law
as Vassili Zaitsev
Rachel Weisz
as Tania
Bob Hoskins
as Khrushchev
Ed Harris
as Konig
Ron Perlman
as Koulikov
Eva Mattes
as Mother Filipov
Matthias Habich
as General von Paulus
Sophie Rois
as Ludmilla
Mikhail Matveev
as Vassili's grandfather


Jean-Jacques Annaud
Jean-Jacques Annaud
John D. Schofield
Alain Godard
Jean-Jacques Annaud
Robert Fraisse
James Horner
Composer (Music Score)
Humphrey Dixon
Noëlle Boisson
Wolf Kroeger
Production Designer
Dominic Masters
Art Director
Steve Lawrence
Art Director
Alisa Tager
Executive Producer
Alain Godard
Executive Producer
Janty Yates
Costume Designer
Eddy Joseph
Sound/Sound Designer
Chris Carpenter
Sound/Sound Designer
Peter Chiang
Special Effects
Gerry Gavigan
First Assistant Director
John Hubbard
Ros Hubbard
David Zelon
Executive in Charge of Production
Allen Smith
Additional Cinematography
Allen Smith
Second Unit Director
Das Werk
Digital Effects
Steven Rosenblum
Additional Editing
Jim Dowdall
Stunts Coordinator