During the WWII battle of Stalingrad, two snipers, a Russian, and a German, are locked in a battle of wills and marksmanship, while the Russian is boosted to the status of hero by a political official.
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"We tried so hard to create a society that was equal, where there'd be nothing to envy your neighbour. But there's always something to envy. A smile, a friendship, something you don't have and want to appropriate. In this world, even a Soviet one, there will always be rich and poor. Rich in gifts, poor in gifts. Rich in love, poor in love."
Loved it. A movie that perfectly explains the failure of communism. 4/5
A great story based upon a true story about a duel between the best sniper of the Red Army against the best Nazi sniper. It is beautifully shot and looks gorgeous as the war feels and look violent, dirty, gritty and believable, but the film is dragged down by a terrible love story triangle that is plain boring. It should instead only have been a long 30 minute duelling sequence with Harris and Law at the end.