First Epic Trailer for The Russian WWII War Drama Stalingrad

Stalingrad (2013) Movie Image

“9th Company” and “Inhabited Island” director Fedor Bondarchuk brings the epic in his latest, the WWII war drama “Stalingrad”, which has unleashed a full-fledged trailer you can see below. You can definitely tell where the film’s $30 million budget went. The Battle of Stalingrad is a particularly popular topic among the Russians, with a number of big-budgeted films already devoted to it in the past. Hollywood even got in on the act with 2001’s “Enemy at the Gates” starring Jude Law and Rachel Weisz.

Check out the first blood-and-guts and explosions trailer for “Stalingrad” below. Using a cover of Louis Armstrong’s “What a Wonderful World” over the trailer was a really nice touch, I think. The film was also shot in IMAX 3D, if you’re into that sort of thing.

Stalingrad is a drama set during one of the most important battles of World War II which stopped the progress of Nazi forces and turned the tide of war in favor of the Allies. It is 1942. Soviet army plans to mount a counter-attack on the Nazi forces that occupy half of Stalingrad on the other side of the Volga. But the operation to cross the river is unsuccessful. A few soldiers who managed to get to the other side take refuge in a house on the bank of Volga. Here they find a girl who didn’t escape when the Germans came. A true romance would blossom in this unlikely place amid the bloodiest battle in the history of mankind. While the whole might of the German army descends onto them the heroes of Stalingrad would experience love, loss, joy and the sense of ultimate freedom that can only be felt by those about to die. They have to defend the house at all costs while the Red Army prepares for another attack.

“Stalingrad” stars Thomas Kretschmann, Yanina Studilina, Philippe Reinhardt, Heiner Lauterbach, Pyotr Fyodorov, Mariya Smolnikova, Aleksey Barabash, Andrey Smolyakov, and Georges Devdariani.

Supposedly out sometime this year.

Stalingrad (2013) Movie Poster

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