Genre: war drama
Year of the release: 2013
Running time: 135′
Production companies: Non-Stop Production, Art Pictures Studio, with the support of Russia 1 TV channel and VTB bank
Producers: Alexander Rodnyansky, Sergey Melkumov, Dmitru Rudovsky, Anton Zlatopolsky
Director: Fedor Bondarchuk
Screenwriters: Ilya Tilkin, Segrey Snezhkin Сергей Снежкин
Director of photography: Maxim Osadchiy R.G.C.
Music: Angelo Badalamenti
Cast: Petr Fyodorov, Thomas Kretschmann, Sergey Bondarchuk, Maria Smolnikova, Yanina Studilina
The first Russian motion picture for IMAX® 3D theatre distribution, “Stalingrad” is an epic look at the battle that turned the tide of World War II. 1942, Stalingrad. The Soviet forces are preparing to launch a counteroffensive against the German troops that have occupied the left bank of the Volga. The counteroffensive fails. Only a group of scouts under captain Gromov’s command manage to cross the river and occupy one of the buildings. They have their orders – to hold the position at any cost. In the building along with several survivors, Soviet soldiers, they find its last inhabitant –Katya, a 19-year-old girl. A German officer Kahn gets an order to recapture the building occupied by the enemy. One of the bloodiest battles in the history of humankind serves as a background for the stories of love and a dramatic personal confrontation.