But the American story has been pretty thoroughly co-opted in recent years by Spielberg, Hanks, Tom Brokaw, et al. Zaitsev was indeed an actual national hero, a shepherd from the Urals whose hunting skills were put to patriotic use during the cataclysmic Battle of Stalingrad. And Zaitsev is indeed alleged to have faced a showdown with an equally talented Nazi shooter, here turned into German nobleman Major Konig Ed Harris, playing the part with precisely the kind of modulated rectitude he had no use for in portraying Jackson Pollock. For that matter, Zaitsev is said to have had a love affair with a female soldier, here named Tania and played by Rachel Weisz.
If you think what we do is worthwhile, please donate or become a member advertisement Enemy at the Gates R - 6. An extended sex scene takes place in barracks while people are sleeping around the couple; the couple kiss and put their hands down each other's pants, then the man thrusts on top of the woman the woman's bare buttocks are shown briefly. We see the side of a man's bare buttocks he passes gas to blow out a candle.
Enemy at the Gates French : L'Ennemi aux portes is a war film directed, co-written and produced by Jean-Jacques Annaud , based on William Craig 's nonfiction book Enemy at the Gates: The Battle for Stalingrad , which describes the events surrounding the Battle of Stalingrad in the winter of and A young Vasily Zaitsev is taught how to shoot with a sniper rifle by his grandfather, in the Ural Mountains. The timeline then shifts to , following the invasion of the Soviet Union the year before. Zaitsev is now a soldier in the Red Army and finds himself on the front lines of the Battle of Stalingrad. Forced into a suicidal charge without a rifle, Vasily barely survives the onslaught.