Stalingrad in Epic IMAX 3D glory!

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Nerd Reactor had the honor of seeing the first-ever Russian motion picture to be presented in IMAX 3D: Stalingrad. If any project deserved such an epic upgrade, it was this one.

The film follows the tide turning battle in the Autumn of 1942 between the Germans and the Russian troops. Desperate to keep the Germans out of their country, these heroic soldiers stand strong under severe and unimaginable challenges.

Director Fedor Bondarchuk immerses you in a heart wrenching journey of the battle that waged not only bullets, but with people that were simply trying to survive among the ruins. The casting was perfect with characters like Katya (Mariya Smolnikova) who brought a quirky Hepburn-esque charm as a girl who refuses to leave her home in the middle of the battlegrounds and charms even the hardest soldier’s heart. Thomas Kretschmann’s portrayal of Captain Kahn was beautifully done. By showing humanity during the Nazi regime, Kahn provides sympathy for the Germans when they do not deserve it.

The battle scenes are impeccable thanks to director of photography Maxim Osadchly. Shot on Red Epic Cameras, with the help of 3Ality Companies Stereo Rig and the epic fight choreography by Sergey Golovkin and  Viktor Ivanov, you get up close in personal with the carnage of the battle of Stalingrad.

Stalingrad Official Synopsis:

Stalingrad is a drama set in 1942, during one of the most important battles of World War II, which stopped the progress of Nazi forces and turned the tide of war in favor of the Allies. 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 bank of 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.

Stalingrad opens nationwide on February 28th in IMAX 3-D.

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