Thursday, 16 August 2012

Russia’s first big-budget 3D movie shootings over - Battle of Stalingrad

Image from Kinopoisk.ru

Russia’s first big-budget 3D movie dedicated to one of the bloodiest battles in history - the Battle of Stalingrad, has ended shooting and will soon be ready to hit the silver screen.
The “Stalingrad" blockbuster war drama is due for release in Russian IMAX theatres in 2013. Filming took place at several locations around St. Petersburg, and has just been completed. Now the movie is in post-production.
The film focuses on one of the key battles of WWII, which left almost two million people dead and eventually halted the Nazi advance through Russia, reversing the course of war in favor of the Allies.
IMAX website has already issued a synopsis to the movie.
"The Soviet army mounts a counter-attack on the Nazi forces that occupy half of Stalingrad on the other side of the 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 banks of the Volga. Here they find a girl who didn’t escape when the Germans came. While the whole might of the German army descends onto them, the heroes of Stalingrad experience love, loss, joy and the sense of ultimate freedom that can only be felt by those about to die. They defend the house at all costs while the Red Army prepares for another attack."

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