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Come and See (1985)

Idi i smotri (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, War | 17 October 1985 (Hungary)
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After finding an old rifle, a young boy joins the Soviet resistance movement against ruthless German forces and experiences the horrors of World War II.

Director:

Elem Klimov (as E. Klimov)

Writers:

Ales Adamovich (story) (as A. Adamovich), Ales Adamovich (screenplay) (as A. Adamovich) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Aleksey Kravchenko ... Florya Gaishun (as A. Kravchenko)
Olga Mironova ... Glasha (as O. Mironova)
Liubomiras Laucevicius ... Kosach (as L. Lautsyavichius)
Vladas Bagdonas ... Roubej (as V. Bagdonas)
Jüri Lumiste ... German officer, a nazi fanatic
Viktors Lorencs ... German general (as V. Lorents)
Kazimir Rabetsky Kazimir Rabetsky ... (as K. Rabetsky)
Evgeniy Tilicheev ... Gezhel, German translator (as Ye. Tilicheyev)
Aleksandr Berda Aleksandr Berda ... (as A. Berda)
G. Velts G. Velts ... German
V. Vasilyev V. Vasilyev
Igor Gnevashev Igor Gnevashev ... (as I. Gnevashev)
Vasiliy Domrachyov ... (as V. Domrachyov)
G. Yelkin G. Yelkin
Evgeniy Kryzhanovskiy ... (as Ye. Kryzhanovsky)
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The feature film directed by Elem Klimov, shot in the genre of military drama. The action takes place on the territory of Belarus in 1943. In the center of the story is a Belarusian boy, who witnesses the horrors of the Nazi punitive action, turning from a cheerful teenager into a gray-haired old man for two days. Written by Peter-Patrick76 (peter-patrick@mail.com)

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Genres:

Drama | War

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

Soviet Union | Belarus

Language:

Belarusian | Russian | German

Release Date:

17 October 1985 (Hungary) See more »

Also Known As:

Come and See See more »

Filming Locations:

Soviet Union

Company Credits

Production Co:

Belarusfilm, Mosfilm See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (heavily cut)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Black and White (archive footage)| Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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The film's closing epilogue states: "The Nazis burned down 628 Belarusian villages together with all the people in them." See more »

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Many of the vehicles seen in this film are not the German standard Opel-Blitz truck nor the Kubelwagen car. Instead they are clearly post-World War II Soviet vehicles with slapped on German Army markings. See more »

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Death, destruction and despair
25 June 2001 | by LSignoSee all my reviews

There's not much one can say about this movie, besides "Be warned, it's going to hurt you - a lot". The story is simple: Byelorussia in 1943 and it's Hell on the Earth. The Nazis are fighting a no-quarter-given-or-asked war against huge Soviet partisan units, and the population is caught in between (historically the German security forces destroyed hundred of Byelorussian villages murdering most of the population in the effort to "clear" the rear of Third Panzer Army). Those who haven't been deported or killed by the Nazis are trying to join the partisans. One of them is Florya, a young boy - and in his quest to "join the fight" he get much more he had bargained for. It's a movie about an apocalyptic world (the title is taken from the Book of Revelation, a most of the movie looks like it has been filmed on another planet), but unfortunately it was all-real. The emotional centre of the movie is a lengthy sequence involving the destruction of a village, with all the sickening (but not exploitative) details shown with cold determination. There's no catharsis (this is not Schindler's List!), no hope, no redemption - even the eventual revenge against the village's destroyers become just a sad and murderous business. "Come And See" is a difficult, violent and surprisingly poetic movie, compared to which even classics like "Saving Private Ryan" (Spielberg payed a homage to this movie on SPR's beginning) or "The Thin Red Line" seems just artificial. This is the real thing!


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