Enemy at the Gates


2h 11m 2001

Brief Synopsis

The true story of a duel during World War II between celebrated Russian sniper, Vassili Zaitsev, and the Nazi's best sharpshooter, Major Konig, set against the epic battle of Stalingrad. Unassuming and self-contained, Vassili is just an ordinary man who performs his duty with extraordinary skill. With Stalingrad ready to fall into German hands and the Soviet Union on the verge of collapse, there could be no better time for a hero to emerge. Realizing Vassili's potential, Soviet political officer, Danilov, creates the soldier into a national hero. However, when Danilov and Vassili fall in love with Tania, a courageous female soldier, Danilov grows to hate the man he created. Meanwhile, Vassili gains another enemy when he becomes the target of Germany's best sharpshooter, Major Konig, who has been ordered to find and kill Vassili. With exquisite patience and skill, each man stalks the other, fighting his war in solitude while countless men die around them in the rubble of Stalingrad.

Film Details

Also Known As
Duell - Enemy at the Gates, Duell-Enemy at the Gates (2001) (Germany), Ennemi aux Portes, L', L' Ennemi aux Portes, Stalingrad - Enemy at the Gates
MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Action
Adaptation
Adventure
Drama
Historical
Period
War
Release Date
2001
Distribution Company
Paramount Pictures
Location
Babelsberg Studios, Berlin, Germany; Germany

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 11m

Synopsis

The true story of a duel during World War II between celebrated Russian sniper, Vassili Zaitsev, and the Nazi's best sharpshooter, Major Konig, set against the epic battle of Stalingrad. Unassuming and self-contained, Vassili is just an ordinary man who performs his duty with extraordinary skill. With Stalingrad ready to fall into German hands and the Soviet Union on the verge of collapse, there could be no better time for a hero to emerge. Realizing Vassili's potential, Soviet political officer, Danilov, creates the soldier into a national hero. However, when Danilov and Vassili fall in love with Tania, a courageous female soldier, Danilov grows to hate the man he created. Meanwhile, Vassili gains another enemy when he becomes the target of Germany's best sharpshooter, Major Konig, who has been ordered to find and kill Vassili. With exquisite patience and skill, each man stalks the other, fighting his war in solitude while countless men die around them in the rubble of Stalingrad.

Crew

Nastuh Abootalebi

Visual Effects

Lothar Albrecht

Technical Supervisor

A Alexandrow

Music

Charles Amberg

Music

Jean-jacques Annaud

Producer

Jean-jacques Annaud

Screenplay

Laurance Duval Annaud

Script Supervisor

Laurance Duval Annaud

Advisor

Manfred Arlt

Special Effects Assistant

Andreas Augsburg

Stunts

Roman Avianus

Production Assistant

Dieter Bahr

Grip

Alex Bailey

Photography

Richard Bain

Visual Effects Supervisor

John S Baker

Special Effects

Vanessa Baker

Voice Casting

Bruno Balz

Song

Adrian Banton

Visual Effects

Cassandra Barbour

Rights & Clearances

Veronique Bataille

Assistant

Karin Baulig

Production Assistant

Basia Baumaun

Assistant Director

Peter Bebb

Technical Director

Roger Beck

Other

Klemens Becker

Camera Operator

Elke Beirig

Costumes

Markus Bensch

Other

Ute Bergk

On-Set Dresser

Matthias Berndt

Other

Uwe Bettermann

Other

Jon Billington

Other

Antony Bluff

Visual Effects

Marko Bohme

Stunts

Noelle Boisson

Editor

Annette Borgmann

Casting

Etienne Boussac

Assistant Editor

Michael Bouterweck

Makeup Artist

Mike Braun

Stunts

Stephen Bream

Other

Jorg Brehm

Special Effects Assistant

Joachim Breuer

Props

Richard Briscoe

Visual Effects

Amaury Brumauld

Storyboard Artist

Jan Brun

Grip

Karsten Brunig

Special Thanks To

Martin Cantwell

Sound Effects Editor

Chris Carpenter

Rerecording

Budd Carr

Executive Consultant

Paul Carr

Adr Mixer

Isabelle Casez

Other

Peter Chiang

Visual Effects Supervisor

Ian Chisholm

Other

Frazer Churchill

Visual Effects

Paul Clegg

Other

Peter Connelly

Visual Effects

Mike Connolly

Visual Effects

Jon Corbett

Grip

Sophie Cornet

Assistant Sound Editor

William Craig

Source Material (From Novel)

Marcia Crayford

Other

James Crockett

Grip

David Crossman

Costume Supervisor

Ciaran Crowley

Matte Painter

Peter Dansie

Other

Klaus Gr Darrelmann

Other

Tom Debenham

Visual Effects

Julia Dehoff

Production Assistant

Dimitri Delacovias

Matte Painter

Linda Devetta

Makeup Artist

Humphrey Dixon

Editor

Franz Doelle

Music

Stephanie Dolker

Other

Brendan Donnison

Voice Casting

Peter Dorme

Other

Jim Dowdall

Stunt Coordinator

Andrew Dudman

Assistant Engineer

Sheila Dunn

Digital Effects Supervisor

Paddy Eason

Visual Effects

Dina Eaton

Music Editor

Terry Edwards

Other

Sandro Eichler

Grip

Michael Ellis

Rotoscope Animator

Stephen Elson

Production

Florian Emmerich

Video Assist/Playback

Norman Ernst

Special Effects

Thomas Ernstberger

Stunts

John Evans

Digital Effects Supervisor

Trevor Eve

Painter

Gerd Feuchter

Other

Jonny Feuer

Other

Nancy Fogarty

Music

Richard Fordham

Assistant Sound Editor

Dave Forty

Other

Oskar Foschepoth

Props Assistant

Robert Fraisse

Director Of Photography

Robert Fraisse

Dp/Cinematographer

Peter Francis

Assistant Art Director

Sabina Franke

Assistant Director

Paul Franklin

Digital Effects Supervisor

Oliver Fritsche

Stunts

Mark Fruin

Other

Petra Gaerstke

Costumes

Emma Gaffney

Assistant Editor

Theodore N Ganas

Rights & Clearances

Ludmila Gaposchko

Other

Sharon Gardner

Accounting Assistant

Gerry Gavigan

Assistant Director

Jeremy Gibbs

Assistant Editor

Moritz Glaesle

Visual Effects

Alain Godard

Screenplay

Alain Godard

Executive Producer

Melanie Goggelmann

Other

Thomas Gottschalk

Other

V Goussev

Song

Dan Grace

Wardrobe

Hans-ulrich Grafe

Lighting Technician

Stefan Grandinetti

Other

Phillip Granucci

Stunt Coordinator

Markus Gratle

Visual Effects

Isobel Griffiths

Music Contractor

Pauline Griffiths

Foley Artist

Mikesch Groht

Camera Operator

Peter Haertle

Stunts

Mikael Hakansson

Lighting

Graham Hall

Other

Rolf Hanke

Production Manager

Sonke Hansen

Camera Operator

Alex Hardt

Stunts

John Hardwick

Visual Effects

Annick Hartnel-tournier

Animator

Dietmar Haupt

Electrician

Michael Hayward

Construction

Heiko Henkel

Stunts

Jim Henrikson

Music Editor

Till Hertrich

Special Effects

Nina Hess

Costumes

Martin Hill

Lighting

Matthew Holben

Visual Effects

Joachim Holste Von Ostau

Production Assistant

Peter Holt

Foley Editor

Nicolai Holzach

Matte Painter

Rudi Holzapfel

Visual Effects Supervisor

Bjorn Holzhausen

Props Assistant

Ron Hone

Special Effects

Alex Hope

Visual Effects

James Horner

Music

James Horner

Original Music

David Hornle

Video Assist/Playback

John Hubbard

Casting

Ros Hubbard

Casting

Georg Ilse

Production Assistant

Uli Isfort

Props Buyer

Elie Jamaa

Technical Director

Michael Jary

Song

Bettina Jenss Hohensee

Makeup Artist

Daniela Jerassek

Production Assistant

Jody Johnson

Art Department

Tish Johnson

Production Auditor

Michel Jonas

Visual Effects

Holger Joos

Camera

Heiko Jorke

Grip

Alex Joseph

Assistant Sound Editor

Eddy Joseph

Sound Editor

Gladys Joujou

Assistant Editor

Axel Kahnt

Property Master

Christoph Kettenring

Props Buyer

Christian Keunstler

Producer

Reginald Keywood

Construction

T Khrennikov

Song

Jesper Kjolsrud

Visual Effects Supervisor

Katharina Klemm

Production Assistant

Rick Kline

Rerecording

Thorsten Knapp

Special Effects

Glen Konig

Grip

Roxy Konrad

Art Department Coordinator

Peter Kosel

Lighting Technician

Roland Kramer

Makeup Artist

Franz-xaver Kringer

Other

Wolf Kroeger

Production Designer

Guido Kruger

Stunts

Ralph Kulike

Lighting Technician

Derek Lambert

Source Material (From Novel)

Neil Lamont

Art Director

Antje Langner

Makeup Artist

Steven Lawrence

Art Director

Zarah Leander

Song

Uwe Lehmann

Other

Gudrun Leyendecker

Consultant

Ingrid Lingenberg

Color Timer

Endres Lober

Special Effects

Marcus Loges

Unit Manager

Renato Lotsch

Stunts

Nick Lowe

Adr Editor

Mike Luft

Stunts

Michael Luppino

Special Effects Foreman

Terry Madden

Assistant Director

George Maihoefer

Visual Effects

Julian Mann

Technical Director

Sonia Mantel

Costumes

Christoph Marquardsen

Props Assistant

Film Details

Also Known As
Duell - Enemy at the Gates, Duell-Enemy at the Gates (2001) (Germany), Ennemi aux Portes, L', L' Ennemi aux Portes, Stalingrad - Enemy at the Gates
MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Action
Adaptation
Adventure
Drama
Historical
Period
War
Release Date
2001
Distribution Company
Paramount Pictures
Location
Babelsberg Studios, Berlin, Germany; Germany

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 11m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Spring March 16, 2001

Released in United States on Video August 14, 2001

Released in United States February 2001

Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (Opening Night/out of competition) February 7-18, 2001.

Completed shooting April 29, 2000.

Began shooting January 17, 2000.

Released in United States Spring March 16, 2001

Released in United States on Video August 14, 2001

Released in United States February 2001 (Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (Opening Night/out of competition) February 7-18, 2001.)