Duell - Enemy At the Gates

Duell - Enemy At the Gates

Deutschland / Großbritannien / Irland 2000/2001, Spielfilm

Inhalt

Enemy at the Gates

While the German and Russian armies hurl rank after rank of soldiers at each other and the world fearfully awaits the outcome of the battle of Stalingrad, the celebrated Russian sniper, Vassili Zaitsev quietly stalks his enemies one man at a time. His fame, however, soon thrusts him into a duel with Germany′s best sharpshooter, Major Konig, and the two find themselves waging an intense personal war while the most momentous battle of the age rages around them. Unassuming and self-contained, Vassili is just an ordinary man who performs his duty with extraordinary skill. 

Realizing his value, Danilov, a Soviet political officer, builds Vassili into a much-needed national hero. After a string of defeats to the Germans, the Soviet Union is on the verge of collapse, and the loss of Stalingrad could ensure final victory for the Germans in Europe. Kruschev himself has been sent by Stalin to oversee the city′s defense. Vassili′s fierce example boosts the defenders′ will to go on fighting despite the overwhelming odds. Danilov, however, soon becomes jealous of the man he created, when, in the midst of war, they both fall in love with Tania, one of the many courageous women soldiers fighting alongside the men.

The Germans send Major Konig to track down and kill Vassili. With exquisite patience and skill, each man stalks the other, fighting his war of solitude while countless men are dying all around them in the rubble of Stalingrad.

Source: German films Service & Marketing GmbH

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Credits

Director:Jean-Jacques Annaud
Screenplay:Jean-Jacques Annaud
Director of photography:Robert Fraisse
Editing:Noëlle Boisson, Humphrey Dixon
Music:James Horner
  
Cast: 
Jude LawVassili Zaitsev
Ed HarrisMajor König
Rachel WeiszTanja Chernowa
Joseph FiennesKommissar Danilov
Bob HoskinsNikita Khrushchev
Ron PerlmanKoulikov
Eva MattesMutter Filipov
Matthias HabichGeneral Paulus
Sophie RoisLudmilla
Hans Martin StierGeneral der Roten Armee
  
Production company:MP Film Management DOS Productions GmbH & Co. KG (München + Stuttgart), Swanford Films Ltd. (London), Little Bird Ltd. (Dublin)
Producer:Jean-Jacques Annaud, John D. Schofield

All Credits

Director:Jean-Jacques Annaud
Screenplay:Jean-Jacques Annaud
Director of photography:Robert Fraisse
Camera operator:Gerd Breiter, Klemens Becker
Production design:Wolf Kröger, Sebastian Krawinkel (Assistent des Bauleiters)
Make-up artist:Valeska Schitthelm
Costume design:Janty Yates, Gudrun Leyendecker
Editing:Noëlle Boisson, Humphrey Dixon
Sound:Eddy Joseph
Audio mixing:Martin Müller
Music:James Horner
  
Cast: 
Jude LawVassili Zaitsev
Ed HarrisMajor König
Rachel WeiszTanja Chernowa
Joseph FiennesKommissar Danilov
Bob HoskinsNikita Khrushchev
Ron PerlmanKoulikov
Eva MattesMutter Filipov
Matthias HabichGeneral Paulus
Sophie RoisLudmilla
Hans Martin StierGeneral der Roten Armee
  
Production company:MP Film Management DOS Productions GmbH & Co. KG (München + Stuttgart), Swanford Films Ltd. (London), Little Bird Ltd. (Dublin)
manufactured by:Repérage S.A. (Paris)
Producer:Jean-Jacques Annaud, John D. Schofield
Location manager:Marcus Loges
Shoot:17.01.2000-30.04.2000: Mark Brandenburg, Bayern
Original distributor:Constantin Film Verleih GmbH (München)
Funding:Filmboard Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH (Potsdam), FilmFernsehFonds Bayern GmbH (FFFB) (München), Filmförderungsanstalt (FFA) (Berlin), Investitionsbank Brandenburg (Brandenburg)
Length:3580 m, 131 min
Format:35mm, 1:2,35
Picture/Sound:Eastmancolor, Dolby Stereo Digital
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 06.03.2001, 87123, ab 16 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 07.02.2001, Berlin, IFB;
TV-Erstsendung (DE): 09.04.2004, Sat 1

Titles

Originaltitel (DE) Duell - Enemy At the Gates
Originaltitel (GB IE) Enemy At the Gates
Verleihtitel (FR) Stalingrad

Versions

Original

Length:3580 m, 131 min
Format:35mm, 1:2,35
Picture/Sound:Eastmancolor, Dolby Stereo Digital
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 06.03.2001, 87123, ab 16 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 07.02.2001, Berlin, IFB;
TV-Erstsendung (DE): 09.04.2004, Sat 1