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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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Release Date:
10 October 2013 (Armenia) See more »
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The epic battle that turned the tide of World War II
Plot:
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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5 wins & 6 nominations See more »
NewsDesk:
(63 articles)
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
 (From ScreenDaily. 1 September 2014, 3:59 AM, PDT)

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Cast

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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 Haebler ... 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 
 
Costume Design by
Tatyana Patrakhaltseva 
 
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
Rostislav Alimov .... sound editor
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
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
Alexey Mazurenko .... visual effects artist: Main Road Post (as Aleksey Mazurenko)
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
Alexey Udaltsov .... digital compositor
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
 
Stunts
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
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131 min
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Trivia:
The set built near St. Petersburg was meant to reproduce every detail of Stalingrad's heroic image. The construction of the set took six months, involved over 400 people and cost around 4 million dollars.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Kan pushes the curtains aside with his rifle to enter Masha's room, he pushes hard enough that it pulls the top left corner of the right curtain off of the rod. As Kan steps through, as seen from the other side, the curtain is back up on the rod.See more »

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25 out of 38 people found the following review useful.
Sloooooooooooow Moooooooootiooooon, 11 May 2014
Author: lornloxor from Finland

Seriously, why is almost every scene in this movie using slow motion? This one visual trick screwed up the film's pacing and tension so badly that whatever else might've been there couldn't have saved it. Slow motion is usually used to amplify powerful scenes, not to blanket the whole movie with it. It can obviously enhance a scene in a movie if used sparingly but the filmmakers really went comically overboard with its use in this one. The movie's laughably propagandistic sentimentality does it no favors either though I guess Bondarchuck's pal Putin might appreciate it (Bondarchuck has publicly supported Putin's moves in Crimea and otherwise).

The script and the dialogue were absolutely terrible and cringe-worthy. Who actually speaks in those propagandistic terms? They also set up the characters so badly, I could scarcely remember anyone's name and didn't care about any of them. They're ridiculous caricatures with no humanity behind them and their actions are illogical and baffling most of the time. The characterizations are so minimal you'd struggle to see them with a microscope. The setup in the beginning and the narration overall didn't work either, I mean was that Russian aid worker really telling the story of the bloodiest battle in human history to a group of scared German girls trapped under ruins? Way to depress them even further.

The movie wasn't really about Stalingrad either but about this hastily put together group of soldiers defending some random building in Stalingrad. You could've transplanted them to any other random battle and nothing would've changed. There's the Barmaley statue of the dancing children and boats crossing the Volga to remind you it's actually Stalingrad but that's about it. If they chose this as the film's context then the movie should've been about resilience and brotherhood but none of that was to be found. Instead the film's focus was on the explosions and slow-motion combat. Michael Bay would surely be proud. I have to say I did get a few laughs from the movie though. When the few defenders of the building suddenly decide to storm out of their defensive positions à la 300 and when a gun crew manages to bank a shell off the armor of a broken T-34 to a German position around the corner, I just couldn't contain myself. I don't think the filmmakers intended those scenes to be funny though so make of that what you will.

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