Friday, September 25, 2009

Enemy at the Gates

Enemy at the Gates is a Film war film, Depicts war between Russia and German.The Story is about Soviet sniper Vasily Grigoryevich Zaytsev and his sucess. German were high in world war II. and they were about to capture Stalingrad. Russia defends Stalingrad against German Invansion. The Film was directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud.It would bring a part of world war II before your eyes, First half an hour would not allow your eyes to move and Shaking your nerve. after that Concept of Sniper would improve your thirst for next scene .The Film is highly recommended for war Freak.
The film was criticized both in Russia and in the West for taking considerable liberties with the facts; in both its plot and in the depictions of its characters (notably Fiennes' character, Danilov, and the German sniper König), it varies widely from the historical record. For example, the film features a scene where Commissars are herding

a crowd of unorganized, almost unequipped Soviet soldiers, mounting wave after wave of suicidal attacks on machine gun emplacements. These fictional officers (there were no commissars in the combat roles), depicted as repulsive sadists, use whistles, megaphones and machine guns as means of controlling the soldiers. This scene depicts "zagradotryads," (barrier troops) contradicting Russian characterizations of the aptitude and fighting spirit of Soviet troops in the Battle of Stalingrad. Some Soviet Stalingrad veterans were sufficiently offended by the portrayal of the Red Army, that on 7 May 2001, soon after it was shown in Russia, they addressed their grievances to the State Duma, demanding the film be banned. This request was not granted.
Historian Antony Beevor suggests in his book, Stalingrad, that, while Zaitsev was a real person, the story of his duel (dramatized in the film) with König is fictional. Although William Craig's book Enemy at the Gates: The Battle for Stalingrad includes a "sniper's duel" between Zaitsev and König, the sequence of events in the film is fictional.

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