Enemy at the Gates
A young sniper is transformed into a national hero overnight.
Production Year: 2001
September 22, 2015 01:30 (KSA) ~ September 22, 2015 00:30 (CLT)
VassiliZaitsev (Jude Law) grew up as a young Russian shepherd, trained by his grandfather (Mikhail Matveev) to snipe wolves from a great distance. With practice Zaitsev became a master marksman, and soon advanced beyond his teacher in skill.
While fighting in World War II Zaitsev quickly earned the awe of his superiors. CommisarDanilov (Joseph Fiennes) eventually uses Vassili's accomplishments as inspiration for a series of stories in the army's newspaper, transforming the young man into a national hero. Vassili's newfound status, while flattering, bothers the modest sniper who constantly second guesses his true abilities.
Enemy at the Gates was a commercial success, earning nearly $97 million at the box office -- fully recuperating its $68 million budget.
- Joseph Fiennes
- Jude Law
- Rachel Weisz
- Bob Hoskins
- Ed Harris
- Ron Perlman