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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.


(as E. Klimov)


(story) (as A. Adamovich), (screenplay) (as A. Adamovich) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Florya Gaishun (as A. Kravchenko)
Glasha (as O. Mironova)
Liubomiras Laucevicius ...
Kosach (as L. Lautsyavichius)
Vladas Bagdonas ...
Roubej (as V. Bagdonas)
Jüri Lumiste ...
German officer, a nazi fanatic
Viktor Lorents ...
German general (as V. Lorents)
Kazimir Rabetsky ...
(as K. Rabetsky)
Evgeniy Tilicheev ...
Gezhel, German translator (as Ye. Tilicheyev)
Aleksandr Berda ...
(as A. Berda)
G. Velts ...
V. Vasilyev
Igor Gnevashev ...
(as I. Gnevashev)
Vasiliy Domrachyov ...
(as V. Domrachyov)
G. Yelkin
Evgeniy Kryzhanovskiy ...
(as Ye. Kryzhanovsky)


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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Drama | War


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Come and See  »

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(archive footage)|

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1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


Western Belarus as depicted in this film was situated in the region between the then Soviet Union and then Nazi Germany during World War II. This frontier region in the film is today known as a part of Belarus. See more »


The belted machine gun used by one of the Partisans to shoot the captured German soldiers does not eject any empty shell cases when it is fired. See more »


Referenced in Fortress of War (2010) See more »


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22 March 2008 | by See all my reviews

What most of the foreign viewers perhaps don't understand is that the factual side of the movie has always been a common knowledge among millions of Russians especially those of older generations. People like me, who were born 10-15 years after the war ended, knew it all along first hand from the stories told by parents and grandparents actually living through those times and events. My own mother at the age of seven was thrown by German soldiers into a barn that got lit, her front teeth were knocked out by the butt of a German soldier's rifle and she, along with tenth of other village kids, was saved by my grand-mother and other villagers only because some partisans had chosen to attack and deliberate the village that day. What most of Western viewers find horrifying, shocking and disturbing is nothing but the truth being accurately depicted by some later movie makers. This movie is pretty much like a documentary that could actually be shot with the help of some sort of a "time machine" in case there was one in 1985 when the movie got filmed.

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