Enemy At The Gates
The year is 1942 and the Nazis are cutting a deadly swath through Russia. The citizens of Stalingrad are mounting a brave resistance, spurred by the exploits of an expert sniper, Vassili Zaitsev (Jude Law), whose deeds have become legendary. To stop Vassili, the Germans dispatch their best sniper, Major Konig (Ed Harris), to Stalingrad. When Vassili and his best friend, a political officer named Danilov (Joseph Fiennes), both fall in love with a beautiful soldier (Rachel Weisz), Danilov deserts his friend, leaving Vassili to face his German counterpart alone. As the city burns, Vassili and Konig begin a cunning game of cat and mouse, waging a private war for courage, honor and country.