On April 1, 2009
RUN DON'T WALK
ASSOCIATION & the DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY
presentation of …
Enemy at the Gate
Among the few troops able to make an individual mark on such a battle, characterized by machine warfare and indiscriminate carnage, are the snipers: skilled sharpshooters who strike fear in the heart of every advancing soldier. The real-life story of Russian sniper Vasily Zaitsev (played by Jude Law) forms the core of Enemy at the Gates, the 2001 film directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud (Name of the Rose and Seven Years in Tibet). With one of history’s most titanic battles as their backdrop, Zaitsev and his German rival, Major Koenig (Ed Harris), duel for supremacy and survival.
One of the first English-language blockbusters to deal with the long-neglected Eastern Front, Enemy at the Gates also features Joseph Fiennes, Rachel Weisz, and a cameo performance by Bob Hoskins as Nikita Khrushchev.
Introduced by John McCannon, Department of History
DATE & TIME: Wednesday, April 1 @ 5:30 p.m.
PLACE: Arts 241