Enemy at the Gates is a 2001 war movie directed, co-written, and produced by Jean-Jacques Annaud. It was based on William Craig's 1973 book Enemy at the Gates: The Battle for Stalingrad which recounts the incidents that took place during the Battle of Stalingrad in the winter of 1942-43. The narrative unfolds through the eyes of Vasily Zaytsev, a Russian sniper portrayed as a war hero. It stars Jude Law as Zaytsev, Rachel Weisz as Tania Chernova, and Ed Harris as Major Erwin Konig, with Bob Hoskins, Ron Perlman, Eva Mattes, Joseph Fiennes, Gabriel Marshall Thomson, and Matthias Habich. Enemy at the Gates presents a gripping blend of historical war drama and personal conflict, framed within the brutal and bloody reality of one of World War II's most notorious battles.
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