With approximately 1,150,000 humans killed, missing, or wounded, the Battle of Stalingrad stands as one of the bloodiest battles in history. The battle was fought between the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany from August 23, 1942 until February 2, 1943 during World War II. Due to the decimation of German Wehrmacht forces, the Battle of Stalingrad is considered a pivotal fight in the defeat of Nazi Germany. Director Fedor Bondarchuk has attempted to create a love story amidst the carnage of the battle in his film Stalingrad.
The film will use its $30 million budget to tell a tale of a Russian woman and five German soldiers trapped on the front lines while the battle unfolds. Thousands of actors were used to recreate the massive siege and enormous sets were designed to convey the destruction throughout the city. Stalingrad is the first Russian film entirely shot in 3D and, for the first time outside of American cinema, large portions of the film were shot on IMAX film. The film’s producers have expressed an interest in international distribution of the movie. Let’s hope the film lives up to this engrossing trailer:
Stalingrad is set to be released on October 10, 2013.
Director: Fedor Bondarchuk
Starring: Yanina Studilina, Thomas Kretschmann, Philippe Reinhardt, Heiner Lauterbach, Pyotr Fyodorov, Georges Devdariani