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Come and See (Idi i smotri) (1985)

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As seen through the eyes of teen-aged protagonist Alexei Kravchenko, the landscape of Byelorussia is devastated by the incursion of Nazi troops in 1943. The genocide perpetrated on the citizens of this region is almost secondary to the rape of the region itself. Despite his disillusionment with humanity, Florya (Kravchenko) emerges from his experiences vowing to survive no matter what comes -- and in so doing, personifies a resilience and dignity. Come and See, originally released as Idi i Smorti, was the winner of the Grand Prix at the 1985 Moscow Film Festival.
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NR
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Art House & International , Drama
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Kino International

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Cast

Alexei Kravchenko
as Florya Gaishun
Olga Mironova
as Glasha
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Critic Reviews for Come and See (Idi i smotri)

All Critics (21) | Top Critics (5)

I suppose that never forgetting has its place, but not when it insists on such narrowly righteous fantasies of revenge.

Full Review… | October 15, 2007
Chicago Reader
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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.

October 15, 2007
Village Voice
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A disorienting and undifferentiated amalgam of almost lyrical poeticism and expressionist nightmare.

Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
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Scene for scene, Mr. Klimov proves a master of a sort of unreal realism that seeks to get at events terrible beyond comprehension.

Full Review… | August 30, 2004
New York Times
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Come and See sounds like an invitation to a child's game. Nothing could be further from the truth.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
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Perhaps the most terrifying, nightmarish film anyone has ever made about war.

Full Review… | August 17, 2011
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Audience Reviews for Come and See (Idi i smotri)

A rare jewel from cinema history, a painful and unforgettable film, a classic by Elem Klimov; Come and See (Idi i Smotri) is a picture that everybody must see.

Lucas Martins
Lucas Martins

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½

It's another war film about the victims, but shot with a lot of style, as if it was an operatic nightmare. While the movie starts exploring the character of Florya. the entire second half is nazis killing russians, with a revenge fantasy playing at the end. As a war film it is a crude and direct portrayal of the atrocities of war, but it leaves not much room for anything else, including it's characters.

Tsubaki Sanjuro
Tsubaki Sanjuro

Super Reviewer

I don't recall ever seeing a more powerful anti-war film. The transformation of Florya (Aleksei Kravchenko) from an innocent boy into a battle-hardened soldier is something that must be witnessed in order to be fully appreciated.

Randy Tippy
Randy Tippy

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