Come and See (Idi i smotri) (1985)
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A rare look at World War II from the Soviet side, Come and See is based on the real-life experiences of Ales Adamovich, who fought with Russian partisans in Belarus in 1943, when the Nazis systematically torched over 600 villages and slaughtered their inhabitants. Adamovich and director Elem Klimov co-authored the screenplay, which shows the horrors through the eyes of a 13-year-old peasant boy named Florya (Alexei Kravchenko). Over his single mother's protests, he joins the partisans, but they
Oct 17, 1985 Wide
Oct 23, 2001
Come and See, the last and most notable film made by the former Soviet director Elem Klimov, is another fusion of popular and vanguard styles, albeit put to more civic-minded use.
A disorienting and undifferentiated amalgam of almost lyrical poeticism and expressionist nightmare.
Scene for scene, Mr. Klimov proves a master of a sort of unreal realism that seeks to get at events terrible beyond comprehension.
Come and See sounds like an invitation to a child's game. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Perhaps the most terrifying, nightmarish film anyone has ever made about war.
An unforgettable nightmarish vision of excessive violence and cruelty.
Every scene drives home its point, plainly, that man's inhumanity to man is incurable.
a helluva journey, told with with brutal bluntness and numbing, unflinching realism.
One of the greatest films ever made, Elem Klimov's anti-war masterpiece is ironically named, as those with weak stomachs may want to steer clear.
Stalingrad-born Elem Klimov's "Come and See" is a undiluted expression of cinematic poetry in the service of an unspeakably turbulent anti-war narrative about the 628 Byelorussian Villages burnt to the ground along with their inhabitants by the Nazis duri
A highly charged, emotionally exhausting indictment of war and the inhumanity of the Nazis, set in Byelorussia during the 1943 Nazi invasion.
In Klimov's unshakable vision, death is casual, safety is impossible and beauty is backwards: this is peerlessly gorgeous filmmaking about absolute ugliness.
Occupying territory somewhere between Ivan's Childhood and Fateless, Come And See is an intimate epic in which all the promise of adolescence is perverted by war.
A relentless masterpiece, and a brilliant study of the cause and effect nature of brutality.
This Soviet-era Russian film displays the horrors of World War II in a manner that makes The Deer Hunter look like The Green Berets.
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- Komm und Sieh (DE)
- Requiem pour un massacre (FR)