During World War II, a lucky Soviet soldier is fictionalized into a hero, but he truly earns that distinction only to find himself up against the German's very best.
With a good pace and atmosphere, this movie is riveting.
Based on Enemy at the Gates: The Battle for Stalingrad (1973 book), by William Craig
- ISBN 0-14-139017-4
- 4:30 -- Red Army (Workers' and Peasants' Red Army)
- 5:45 -- Stalingrad = Volgograd
- 6:00 -- 1942-09-20
- 6:30 -- Oh, they have English accents. How.. uh.. Russian.
- 9:30 -- Yeah, things were that bad. The Soviets lost more people than.. every other participant in World War II combined, I think.
23:00 -- Oh dude, that's Danny DeVito!
- 24:45 -- Kursk, Kiev, Minsk
- 33:00 -- Footwraps, and yes these were in common use.
- 35:45 -- I like how the bad guys speak German language to other them.
- 38:00 -- Yes, there are oriental-ish people who are Russian through and through. This is not only because of a massive border and blurring on that edge but I suspect because of the Mongol Horde.
- 44:30 -- A trained sniper, acting like she is? Or is she just some random soldier?
- 48:30 -- Class conflict
- 53:30 -- Is he.. Australian?
- 1:11:00 -- He doesn't have a helmet, and his pendant is rather shiny.
- 1:15:15 -- Shoot his gun.
- 1:23:00 -- Did he not check for the sniper's body?
- 1:23:45 -- Proverb, Ural (region)
- 1:33:15 -- Uh, why would either side trust a double-agent kid?
- 1:35:30 -- Sulphur
- 1:35:30 -- I guess I could look up the medallions, but I won't.
- 1:37:15 -- Did I just see a jump cut?
- 1:41:45 -- I promise you lots of stuff, love me!
- 1:43:30 -- Using him, called it.
- 1:47:30 -- What the fuck, dude. No guy would act like that without talking to his bro. Well, fighting. Oh, I guess this is pussy-boy's way of fighting.
- 1:51:15 -- Angry woman will be surprisingly-skilled trope?
- 1:53:30 -- Or.. not.
Man will always be man. There is no new man.
We tried so hard to create a society that is equal, where there'd be nothing to envy your neighbour. But there's always something to envy. A smile. A friendship. Something you don't have and want to appropriate.
In this world, even a Soviet one, there will always be rich and poor. Rich in gifts. Poor in gifts. Rich in love. Poor in love.
- 2:03:30 -- How did she write to him?
Also, wasn't he unpersoned by the friend-not-friend-dude?