Sniper - Weapons of Retaliation war movie
Sniper - Weapons of Retaliation war movie

Sniper - Weapons of Retaliation (2009, Russia)

Original / alternative title: Sniper - Oruzhie vozmezdija

Categories: castle moviesinfantry moviessniper moviesurban warfare movies

Running time: 105 minutes

Language: Russian / German

Group of Soviet snipers lead by Yashin prepare for the battle in the city of Stalingrad - they have to stop the advance of German army. In the group of nine snipers there is one woman - Belarussian Alesa. Three years later Soviet army is pushing towards Berlin and Yashin is appointed to guard a scientist and his girlfriend that are looking for the parts of V-2 rockets that are stored somewhere near the deserted castle. But it turns out that the castle isn’t actually deserted - the V-2 parts are guarded by group of German snipers.

In the flashbacks we see the two stories from Yashin’s perspective - fights in Stalingrad and events that take place in and around the castle. We see why Alesa was important in that story and how Yashin meets again a German sniper that he already met in Stalingrad.

As for Russian war movies this title is a little unusual - the plot is split into two stories that are told simultaneously. Also the creators have avoided the often mistake of Russian movies and balanced well the personal problems of the characters and the war itself. It is somewhat similiar to Enemy at the Gates, unfortunately not as good as Enemy at the Gates, but as for Russian production surprisingly good.

Our rating


Film value

7 / 10

Realism factor

3 / 5

Adventure factor

4 / 5

Historical accuracy

2 / 5

Creators of Sniper - Weapons of Retaliation

Aleksandr  Efremov movies

Gleb Shprigov movies

Gleb Shprigov


Cast of Sniper - Weapons of Retaliation

Dmitri Pyevcov movies dmitri-pyevcov

Alina  Sergeyeva movies alina--sergeyeva

Joachim Paul Assboeck movies joachim-paul-assboeck

Joachim Paul Assboeck

as Karl Kleist

Maria Mironova movies maria-mironova

Pawel Delag movies pawel-delag

Pawel Delag

as Mihailovski

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Events depicted in Sniper - Weapons of Retaliation

World War II (1936-1945) Battle of Stalingrad (23 Aug 1942) Operation Bagration (22 Jun 1944)

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