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Stalingrad -- 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.
Stalingrad -- A look at the battle that turned the tide of World War II. A band of determined 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.
Stalingrad -- A story centered on the battle of Stalingrad during WWII
Stalingrad -- A story centered on the battle of Stalingrad during WWII


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10 October 2013 (Armenia) See more »
The epic battle that turned the tide of World War II
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Paillard, Bondarchuk join St. Petersburg board
 (From ScreenDaily. 10 September 2014, 8:29 AM, PDT)

Russian Cinema: Local Pics Up VFX Ante
 (From Variety - Film News. 8 September 2014, 11:01 AM, PDT)

Sokurov, Probst, Bondarchuk back new St. Petersburg event
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Mariya Smolnikova ... Katya

Yanina Studilina ... Masha
Pyotr Fyodorov ... Kapitan Gromov

Thomas Kretschmann ... Kapitan Kan (as Tomas Krechmann)
Sergey Bondarchuk ... Sergey Astakhov
Dmitriy Lysenkov ... Chvanov
Andrey Smolyakov ... Polyakov
Aleksey Barabash ... Nikiforov
Oleg Volku ... Krasnov
Heiner Lauterbach ... Khenze (as Khayner Lauterbakh)
Polina Raykina ... Natashka
Anna von Abler ... Nina
Yuriy Nazarov ... V roli navodchika (as Yuriy Vladimirovich Nazarov)
Mariya Sittel ... Perevod rechi premer-ministra Yaponii chitaet (voice)
Petar Zekavica ... Yurgens (as Petar Zekavitsa)
Dmitriy Kochkin ... Mitya
Georges Devdariani ... Kloze (as Zhorzh Devdariani)

Philippe Reinhardt ... Gotfrid (as Filipp Reynkhardt)
Christoph Gawenda ... Otto (as Kristof Gavenda)
Oksana Bazilevich ... Tomka
Svetlana Svirko ... Raya
Nataliya Kadochnikova ... Zoyka
Valentin Kuznetsov ... Klyuev
Roman Likhodeev ... Matros
Aleksandr Suvorov ... Matros
Ivan Debov ... Matros
Mikhail Bogdanov ... Matros
Evgeniy Levitskiy ... Chasovoy
Oleg Tilkin ... Belobrysyy saper
Maksim Yakovlev ... Malchishka zaryazhayushchiy
Kirill Varaksa ... Sukhoy
Nodar Dzhanelidze ... Ryaboy matros
Yan Kuzmin ... Radist
Aleksandr Pangaev ... Saper
Aleksandr Ivanov ... Saper
Yuriy Utkin ... Efreytor
Aleksandr Petrov ... Efreytor
Sergey Trebesov ... Smuglyy
Nikolay Pavlov ... Opolchenets
Sergey Petrov ... Opolchenets
Evgeniy Tsurko ... Opolchenets
Vladimir Shagin ... Opolchenets
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Igor Sigov ... Nachalnik MChS (uncredited)

Directed by
Fedor Bondarchuk 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Sergey Snezhkin 
Ilya Tilkin 

Produced by
Paul Heth .... producer
Sergey Melkumov .... producer
Alexander Rodnyansky .... producer (as Aleksandr Rodnyanskiy)
Dmitriy Rudovskiy .... producer
Steve Schklair .... 3D producer
Michael Schlicht .... producer
Original Music by
Angelo Badalamenti 
Cinematography by
Maksim Osadchiy-Korytkovskiy  (as Maksim Osadchiy)
Film Editing by
Igor Litoninskiy 
Art Direction by
Sergei Ivanov 
Makeup Department
Martin Astles .... makeup designer
Stephen Bettles .... prosthetic make up artist
Joe Colwell .... makeup supervisor
Richard Redlefsen .... key prosthetic makeup artist
Crystal Ro .... special makeup effects coordinator
Todd Tucker .... makeup designer
Adam Walls .... special makeup effects project coordinator
Chad Washam .... makeup designer
Production Management
Vyacheslav Golovkin .... assistant unit production manager (as Slava Golovkin)
Marina Leonova .... production manager
Jason Pomerantz .... production manager: IMAX Version
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Dmitriy Grachev .... director: second unit
Ivan Shurkhovetskiy .... director: second unit
Sound Department
Vincent Arnardi .... sound re-recording mixer (as Vinsent Arnardi)
Antonina Balashova .... sound on set
Antonina Balashova .... sound re-recording mixer
Andrey Dergachev .... foley recording supervisor
Pavel Doreuli .... sound effects supervisor
Lev Ezhov .... sound mixer
Lev Ezhov .... supervising sound editor
Sergey Ivanov .... sound effects editor
Elena Starikova .... foley editor
Dmitriy Vasilev .... sound effects editor
Pavel Yaroshenko .... boom operator
Natalya Zueva .... foley artist
Special Effects by
Seth William Meier .... special effects line producer
Ilya Sherstobitov .... special effects
Visual Effects by
Vitaliy Babich .... visual effects artist: Main Road Post
Ekaterina Bezrukova .... visual effects artist: Main Road Post
Roman Bobrov .... CG supervisor: Main Road Post
Miroslav Bobryshev .... visual effects artist: Main Road Post
Ekaterina Bolovtsova .... visual effects artist: Main Road Post
Leonid Frantsuzov .... visual effects artist: Main Road Post
Nikita Glukhov .... visual effects artist: Main Road Post
Julia Huene .... visual effects producer: Main Road Post (as Yuliya Gyune)
Sergey Ivanenko .... visual effects artist: Main Road Post
Kseniya Ivanova .... visual effects artist: Main Road Post
Artyom Khorchev .... concept artist: Main Road Post
Viktor Kuzmin .... visual effects artist: Main Road Post
Mikhail Lesin .... senior td: Main Road Post
Aleksandr Lipilin .... animation supervisor: Main Road Post
Andrey Maksimov .... vfx art-director: Main Road Post
Aleksey Mazurenko .... visual effects artist: Main Road Post
Elena Medvedeva .... visual effects artist: Main Road Post
Daniel Ovrutskiy .... Mistika artist: native stereo optimization
Konstantin Pavlov .... visual effects artist: Main Road Post
Elena Pestrikova .... compositing supervisor
Stanislav Pologrudov .... visual effects artist: Main Road Post
Valeria Popova .... production assistant: Main Road Post
Maksim Revin .... concept artist: Main Road Post
Olga Stepanova .... production assistant: Main Road Post
Igor Tretyakov .... visual effects artist: Main Road Post
Vladislav Tushevskiy .... visual effects artist: Main Road Post
Arman Yahin .... visual effects supervisor (as Arman Yakhin)
Natalya Zakharova .... visual effects artist: Main Road Post
Viktoriya Zaletaeva .... visual effects artist: Main Road Post
Aleksey Zaytsev .... visual effects artist: Main Road Post
Maksim Zherdetskiy .... visual effects artist: Main Road Post
Aleksandr Baranov .... stunts
Denis Chernoritskiy .... stunts
Sergey Golovkin .... stunt coordinator
Martin Ivanov .... stunt performer
Viktor Ivanov .... stunt coordinator
Zed Korshoonoff .... stunt performer
Sergey Nosulenko .... stunts
Aleksandr Samokhvalov .... stunt coordinator
Svetlana Soloveva .... stunt performer (as Svetlana Rudenko)
Alexandr Soloviev .... stunt rigger
Camera and Electrical Department
Gregory Abalov .... video assist
Ivan Alekseev .... dolly grip
Matthew R. Blute .... supervising stereographer
Geoffrey Bund .... 3d rig technician
Shawn Dufraine .... 3d engineer
Anna Evstratova .... second unit stereographer
Dean Georgopoulos .... digital imaging technician
Nate Heartt .... red camera technician
Gayle Hilary .... 3d rig technician
Marc Sieger .... cablecam suprivisor
Kevin Stanley .... digital imaging technician
Céline Tricart .... 3D rig technician
Editorial Department
Nick Brown .... post stereographer
Rod Nikolaychuk .... assistant editor
Daniel Ovrutskiy .... additional editor
Sam Sheppard .... colorist
Sam Sheppard .... stereo workflow consultant
Music Department
Angelo Badalamenti .... composer: theme music
Jim Bruening .... music produced by
Patrick Russ .... orchestrator
Other crew
Gregory Abalov .... dit
Dmitry Pervushin .... production translator
Adam Walls .... project coordinator: Illusion Industries

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Rated R for sequences of war violence
131 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

The house in the movie is based on the legendary Pavlov's House in Stalingrad and its history.See more »
Factual errors: The numbering of the German tanks is incorrect. For example, one tank has the number "716", which would make it the sixth tank in the first platoon in the seventh company. A German tank platoon had no more than five tanks, so it should actually end with "5".See more »


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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
This movie should have been so much better..., 24 June 2014
Author: Alex Heaton (azanti0029) from United Kingdom

As others have stated here what we though we were going to get with this film was finally an epic film about the battle of Stalingrad on the scale of the likes of A Bridge Too Far - Unfortunately of the three big budgeted movies made of this battle (The other two being the somewhat mishandled Enemy At The Gates and the Excellent German Stalingrad film) this is the worst, which is a shame as it had so much potential.

A group of Russian soldiers find themselves hanging onto a junction house blocking the way to the river which they must defend at all costs, and the Germans occupy the street across from them and continually fail to take it. The Russians all fall for the same girl, Katya, who is the only civilian survivor in the house. The German semi-senior officer (Kretchman) finds himself falling for a Russian woman who reminds him of his dead wife. After a promising start the film settles into over stated Russian melodrama with a huge intrusive score bashing its way into almost every scene making the moments in the film when its actually needed less effective. The film is narrated by the off spring of one of the main characters but I can't but wonder if this was an after thought to actually fill in for the lack of character that everyone seems to possess. Any real meant to fill out the characters bones is really missing from the script and while the acting is not at fault here the blame must lay with the writing and over concept here. True, by this time in the war, men are reduced to all but shadows of their former selves and having them revealed to be more human in fragile moments works at times and is one of the films few strengths but its not enough to save the film from being predictable, hollow and at times frankly boring.

What is out standing about the film is the VFX and Production design which is really first rate. The costumes and details of the period are incredibly accurate and everyone looks like they have been through several years of war already. the look of the film feels great but this cannot save the films many weak points. The Germans are all fairly one dimensional bad guys while the Russians are a little more redeemable but most of their back story always comes in the form of narration and not in their actual actions or dialogue. Some of the characters are a little more interesting than others but on the whole they're a pretty forgettable bunch. The big ending is rather an anti climax and there is no real pay off other than we know someone survived and had a kid who went on to tell the tale of their five fathers, being five characters in this film. (Even though at one point there's clearly six but never mind!)

The battle itself isn't put into any kind of historical context in the film in terms of the impact it had on the war or the change of history that followed. I mean this might as well have taken place in Kharkov or Rostov, save for the shots of the river, it really could have been anywhere, but we're reminded its Stalingrad because of some statues.

Films like A Bridge Too Far, The Longest Day and even the Historically inaccurate but far more watchable Battle Of The Bulge work because they tell the story of a large sweeping battle from beginning to end with and still manage to keep you interested with real characters and interesting moments. Here we have a film that can't make up its mind if its an action film or a love story - it tries to be both and succeeds at neither.

A shameful waste as the talent was clearly there.

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