It is 1942. The Soviet army plans to mount a counter-attack on the Nazi forces that occupy half of Stalingrad on the other side of river 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 did not 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 descended upon 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.

Certificate: 15     Distributor: Sony Pictures

Dir. Fedor Bondarchuk, Russia, 2014, 131 min,  Russian | German

Cast: Thomas Kretschmann, Yanina Studilina, Philippe Reinhardt

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