But the American story has been pretty thoroughly co-opted in recent years by Spielberg, Hanks, Tom Brokaw, et al. Zaitsev was indeed an actual national hero, a shepherd from the Urals whose hunting skills were put to patriotic use during the cataclysmic Battle of Stalingrad. And Zaitsev is indeed alleged to have faced a showdown with an equally talented Nazi shooter, here turned into German nobleman Major Konig Ed Harris, playing the part with precisely the kind of modulated rectitude he had no use for in portraying Jackson Pollock. For that matter, Zaitsev is said to have had a love affair with a female soldier, here named Tania and played by Rachel Weisz. But surely not so schmaltzily. Turner; and not with such panoply staged for the sake of filling the frame. The entire Battle of Stalingrad, in which some , Axis troops and over a million Soviet soldiers died, ultimately, comes down to a class struggle between two handsome men with rifles?
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If you think what we do is worthwhile, please donate or become a member advertisement Enemy at the Gates R - 6. An extended sex scene takes place in barracks while people are sleeping around the couple; the couple kiss and put their hands down each other's pants, then the man thrusts on top of the woman the woman's bare buttocks are shown briefly. We see the side of a man's bare buttocks he passes gas to blow out a candle. We see injured and sometimes bloody soldiers, many corpses sometimes bloody, and sometimes floating in bloody water and bloody body parts. We see deserters being shot and killed by their own troops, groups of soldiers rushing each other, and explosions, fires and property destruction. Five soldiers are killed by gunshots to the head blood spurts from the wounds, and we see one soldier's head in a puddle of blood.
Sign In. Enemy at the Gates Hide Spoilers. Jonathan 3 August Bursting into my Top Five war movies of all time is this film. A gritty and realistic portrayal of one of the worst battles in the history of war - the armwrestle for the city of Stalingrad. Much has been made of the actors speaking in their native accents, but this seems a trivial complaint - the film is in English after all! More important is the masterful manner of speech of the actors - Bob Hoskins' gutteral exultations as Ukrainian potato farmer Nikita Krushchev; Joseph Fiennes' pompous and proud intonations as the political officer; Jude Law's common man for the peasant turned soldier; Ed Harris with the clipped and crisp tones of a German officer.