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STALINGRAD: Movie Review

By Yevette Renee Nelson

Bottom Line
War drama

Director: Fedor Bondarchuk

Screenplay: Ilya Tilkin and Sergey Snezhkin

Cast: Mariya Smolinikova, Yanina Studiline, Petr Fedorov, Thomas Kretschmann, Sergey Bondarchuck, Dmitry Lisenkov, Andrey Smolyakov, Aleksey Barabash, Oleg Volku and Heiner Lauterbach.

Fedor Bondarchuk’s, director of the 2005 Afghanistan war drama The 9th Company, epic drama, STALINGRAD, begins with Japanese tsunami relief, and leads you onto the field of battle that changed the course of World War II and into the hearts of Russian soldiers Gromov (Petr Fedorov), the city’s remaining residents, Katya (Mariya Smolinikova) and Masha (Yanina Studiline) and the occupying German forces, Captain Kahn (Thomas Kretschmann).
Astakhov (Sergey Bondarchuck), Chvanov (Dmitry Lisenkov), Polyakov (Andrey Smolyakov), Nikiforov ( Aleksey Barabash), Krasnov (Oleg Volku) and Heinz (Heiner Lauterbach round out the cast.
Stalingrad is the highest grossing Russian film. It is first Russian film made entirely in 3D. A film worth seeing.

Stalingrad lies in complete rubble during autumn 1942, as a faction of Russian fighters, separated from Allied troops; move over the Volga River towards Stalingrad that is occupied by German soldiers. The vast majority of the fighters engaged the German soldiers in hand-to-hand combat.
The five soldiers that survived the vicious German assault, come upon a Russian woman named Kayta ( Mariya Smolnikova) and the human drama of love intermingled with the brutality of war intersect.
Screenwriters Ilya Tilkin and Sergey Snezhkin original screen play is based on chapters from Vasilly Grossman’s novel “Life and Fate”. Their storyline explores the unique perspectives of each individual as they navigate through love and war. It confirms how a human being’s need and desire for love can prevail even in the most inhuman conditions. The Russian soldier’s acts of kindness towards Katya are poignant example.

Filmed near St Petersburg, the film displays the rich landscape of Russia and the immense talent of all those that vividly recreated the details of worn torn Stalingrad. A poignant reminder of the war is the famous symbol the “Children’s Circle Dance” fountain.
Cinematographer, Maxim Osadchly captured the dark and dire conditions of life living in a destroyed city without even the most basic amenities. Scenes are filled with utter destruction and a dark eerie feeling of a dungeon.
The musical score by composer, Angele Adalalment, is performed by a symphony orchestra. The orchestra gives an added layer of intensity to people’s efforts to continue on with their life in the midst of the harsh reality of a brutal war.

STALINGRAD is an emotional tale that embraces the human spirits of people faced with the death and remaining steadfast to their mission. B

Release date: February 28, 2014

Cast: Mariya Smolinikova, Yanina Studiline, Petr Fedorov, Thomas Kretschmann, Sergey Bondarchuck, Dmitry Lisenkov, Andrey Smolyakov, Aleksey Barabash, Oleg, Heiner Lauterbach

Director: Fedor Bondarchuk

Screenplay: Ilya Tilkin, Sergey Snezhkin (based on chapters from the novel by Vasilly Grossman “Life and Fate”)

Director of photography: Maxim Osadchly R. G. C.

Producers: Toby Halbrooks, James M. Johnston, Jay Van Hoy, Lars Knudsen, Amy Kaufman, Cassian Elwes

Producers: Alexander Rodnyansky, Anton latopolskiy, Dmitry Rudovskly, Sergey Melkumov
Executive producers and Editor: Nataliya Gorina

Executive producers: Paul Heth, Michael Schlicht and Monumental Pictures

Music: Angele Adalalment

D Image Producers: Steve Schklair, Rauf Atamalibekov.

Visual Effects Supervisor: Arman Yahin

Postproduction Supervisor: Dmittry Shirokov

Production designer: Sergey Ivanov

Costume designer: Malgosia Turzanska

Makeup: Marina Krasnovidova
Film Editors: Igor Litoninskly

Sound Designer: Rostislav Alimov

Production: Non-Stop Production, Art Pictures Studio, with the participation of VTB, VGTRK
Telecompanya and with financial support of the Cinema Fund

Rated R

Run time: 131 minutes

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