A band 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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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. Written by
The original script by Ilya Tilkin has no literary source. Tilkin studied museum archives as well as the diaries of the Stalingrad Battle participants to write the script. See more »
Captain Kan mentions how he had once been invited to meet Field Marshal Paulus. The problem is the movie takes place in November 1942 and Paulus was only a General at that time. Hitler didn't promote him to Field Marshal until January 1943, thinking that a Field Marshal would never surrender...He was quite wrong about that, Paulus surrendered to the Russians the very next day. See more »
With only moderate reference towards the battle of Stalingrad, the film confines one genuine notable incident during the early stage of the battle, the Red Armies defense of Pavlov's house. The film takes this skirmish between combating parties and infuses a fictional tale of a platoon of hardened soldiers turning all gooey as they protect a pretty young girl resident in this house. Unfortunately, given the international release intentions, the film makers have ignored to explain the importance of this now monumental landmark. Nevertheless, do acknowledge the significance of this brutal battle towards the defeat of Nazism. Most native Russians, Second World War Historians and/or students of the Battle of Stalingrad will know of Pavlov's house; yet, the general audience probably not. However, the cohesive fictional tale is simplistic and un-compounding with plausibly acting from the cast.
The movie reminds the world, rightly so, of the sacrifices of the Soviet nation during the Second World War. The dialogue emphasises the heroics of the soviet army, not the incompetence of the leaders, or the callousness motivations of the NKVD or political commissioners. Though not overly excessive, Stalingrad indulges patriotism and saccharine parades of Russian propaganda, past and present. Visionary, the film displays, swaggers, parades and flourishes in IMAX 3D special effects at every opportunity. The digital re-mastering is at many times extremely impressive, at others, unauthentic and phony. Cheerfully playful numerous computerised optical images are so far away from normal ranges of photography, certain scenes become bogusly ludicrous, especially in the first hour of the film. Also, lamentably the film lack cultural clarity and explanations of many of the German and Soviet actions, motivations and intentions. In addition, what possessed the film makers to choose the 2010 Pacific Tsunami as the point of narration, even more so, in the process of rescuing German citizens, reminding them of one of the most horrendous points of their history?
In spite of this, as the film progressed, Stalingrad" began to superlatively harness the phony computer graphics and proficiently separate and intermittently combine when necessary the over laden special effects with the out-playing tale. Therefore, the final third of the film is the most noteworthy and engagingly satisfying both recital and visionary. In addition, irrespective of minor optical computerised visionary and narrative blunders, the film constitutes numerous accuracies. Considerably, accuracies in direction, design, atmosphere and acting. Synopsized, Stalingrad" is compelling film; epic in scope, simple in story.
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