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Enemy at The Gates The film begins in 1942 It records the following 180 days Days on which the fate of the civilized world hangs It is the epic contest between the Red Army of Russia and the Nazi forces of Germany for Stalingrad Joseph Fines plays Political Officer 2nd Class Danilov In a scene he becomes the man who is permanently charged with inspiring the Russian forces with stories of Vassili the hero Jude Law plays Vassili Zaitsev Vassili is a simple shepherd from the Urals An excellent marksmen who with 5 well-aimed rounds from a rifle becomes a Russian inspiration Ed Harris plays Major Koenig Koenig becomes the redeemer of German pride the symbol of Nazi supremacy The sharpshooter is assigned to locate and eliminate Vassili Rachel Weisz plays Tania Her parents fled on a refugee train She is orphaned when the Germans massacre those onboard She becomes a soldier to seek vengeance Garbriel Thomson plays Sasha Sasha is the youngster caught in world of total war He soon becomes the human thread that tells Danilov of where and when Major Koenig is so he can tell Vassili the location to take him down In this movie a group of Soviet soldiers are being transported across a river to take up arms in the defense of Stalingrad Their boats are attacked by Nazi aircrafts Ships are blown out of the water and unarmed men who are packed in like sardines are machine gunned Those who jump overboard to escape are shot down by their own officers Things get worse once the troops land They are rushed into battle but only every other man gets a rifle Facing overpowering German odds many of those who survive the onslaught attempt to retreat and are again shot down by their own officers for being cowards The main focus of this drama is the war-within-a-war fought by Vassilli and a
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