While watching Stalingrad, I found myself fully immersed in the atmosphere of a city in the epicenter of violent warfare: I really felt for the characters, I laughed and I cried, I grew angry and I grew sad.
Ivan Ivanov


Year 1942. Stalingrad. The Soviet troops are planning to launch a counterattack at the German units that have occupied the right bank of the Volga river. The offensive strategy has failed. Only a few scouts, led by Captain Gromov, manage to make it to the other bank and secure one of the houses there. Their order is to hold the enemy back at all costs. The scouts discover that, apart from a handful of Soviet soldiers, who have somehow managed to survive, the house also gives shelter to a nineteen-year-old girl named Katya, the last of the building's tenants..

In the meanwhile, Hauptmann Kahn, a German officer, receives orders to retake the building from the Soviets. The confrontation turns into a poignant tale of love and dramatic character conflict, set against the backdrop of one of the bloodiest battles in humankind's history.


Mariya Smolnikova
… Katya
Yanina Studilina
… Masha
Pyotr Fedorov
… Hauptmann Peter Kahn
Thomas Kretschmann
… Captain Gromov
Sergey Bondarchuk
… Sergey
Genre historical war drama
Genre Russia, 2013
Duration 135 min
Director Fedor Bondarchuk
Producers Aleksandr Rodnyansky, Dmitry Rudovsky, Sergey Melkumov