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Director:
Writers:
Ales Adamovich (screenplay)
Ales Adamovich (stories)
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Release Date:
17 October 1985 (Hungary) See more »
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Plot:
After finding an old rifle, a young boy joins the Soviet Army and experiences the horrors of World War II. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)
Aleksey Kravchenko ... Florya Gaishun (as A. Kravchenko)
Olga Mironova ... Glasha (as O. Mironova)
Liubomiras Lauciavicius ... Kosach (as L. Lautsyavichius)
Vladas Bagdonas (as V. Bagdonas)
Jüri Lumiste ... German officer, a nazi fanatic
Viktor Lorents (as V. Lorents)
Kazimir Rabetsky (as K. Rabetsky)
Evgeniy Tilicheev ... Gezhel, German translator (as Ye. Tilicheyev)
Aleksandr Berda (as A. Berda)
G. Velts ... German
V. Vasilyev
Igor Gnevashev (as I. Gnevashev)
Vasiliy Domrachyov (as V. Domrachyov)
G. Yelkin
Yevgeni Krzhizhanovsky (as Ye. Kryzhanovsky)
N. Lisichenok
Viktor Manaev ... Partisan (as V. Manaev)
Takhir Matyullin (as T. Matyulin)
Pyotr Merkurev (as P. Merkuryev)
Valentin Mishatkin (as V. Mishatkin)
Gennadiy Matytsky (as G. Matytsky)
Yevgeniya Polyakova (as Ye. Polyakova)
Anatoly Slivnikov (as A. Slivnikov)
Georgi Strokov (as G. Strokov)
Tatyana Shestakova (as T. Shestakova)
Oleg Shapko (as O. Shapko)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Adolf Hitler ... Himself (archive footage)

Directed by
Elem Klimov  (as E. Klimov)
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Ales Adamovich  screenplay (as A. Adamovich)
Ales Adamovich  stories (as A. Adamovich)
Elem Klimov  screenplay (as E. Klimov)

Original Music by
Oleg Yanchenko  (as O. Yanchenko)
 
Cinematography by
Aleksei Rodionov  (as A. Rodionov)
 
Film Editing by
Valeriya Belova  (as V. Belova)
 
Production Design by
Viktor Petrov  (as V. Petrov)
 
Art Direction by
Viktor Petrov  (as V. Petrov)
 
Set Decoration by
Viktor Petrov  (as V. Petrov)
 
Costume Design by
Eleonora Semyonova  (as E. Semyonova)
 
Makeup Department
V. Bolotnikov .... makeup artist
S. Mikhlina .... makeup artist
A. Zhurba .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
S. Tereshchenko .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
N. Grakina .... assistant director
I. Levandovskaya .... assistant director
Afanasiy Trishkin .... assistant director (as A. Trishkin)
 
Sound Department
Viktor Mors .... sound engineer (as V. Mors)
 
Special Effects by
N. Andreyev .... pyrotechnician
Ya. Goldman .... pyrotechnician
Albert Rudachenko .... special effects coordinator (as A. Rudachenko)
V. Zemnokha .... pyrotechnician
Viktor Zhanov .... special effects operator (as V. Zhanov)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
B. Galper .... camera operator
K. Klimin .... assistant camera
N. Zuyev .... assistant camera
 
Music Department
Mina Blank .... music editor (as M. Blank)
 
Other crew
P. Gutenko .... military advisor
Anatoli Kudryavtsev .... script supervisor (as A. Kudryavtsev)
Yu. Oksachenko .... trainee production administrator
V. Ponochevnyi .... production administrator
Ada Repina .... script supervisor (as A. Repina)
Z. Rogozovskaya .... production administrator
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Idi i smotri" - Soviet Union (original title)
"Go and Look" - International (English title) (literal title)
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Runtime:
136 min | Argentina:146 min | Germany:146 min | USA:140 min | South Korea:105 min (heavily cut)
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Color:
Black and White (archive footage) | Color
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Trivia:
Locking undesirable civilian populations in barns and setting them afire, as shown in the movie, is a well-documented type of atrocity carried out by the Nazis on the Eastern Front. It is most strongly identified with Waffen-SS units commanded by the notorious war criminals Oskar Dirlewanger and Bronislav Kaminski.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: 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 »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Fortress of War (2010)See more »
Soundtrack:
Die WalküreSee more »

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106 out of 114 people found the following review useful.
Masterpiece alert!, 3 May 2007
Author: Asa_Nisi_Masa2 from Rome, Italy

Even before the final credits rolled, I strongly suspected this movie would end up on my Top 20; in fact, perhaps even my Top 10. A teenage boy, his hearing impaired from having just been at the site of a bombing, and a young woman clutching at him, the two of them stumbling and sludging through a slimy, smelly bog. A stork in the woods as it rains. A cluster of dolls piled up on the floor with flies buzzing all over the room. You don't need vast, elaborately choreographed battle scenes to bring home the message of the senselessness and pain of war. Reading viewers' comments on the movie, it seems that most found the second half – which admittedly contained some of the most powerful massacre scenes ever filmed – as the most "satisfying". A few other viewers seem to imply the movie doesn't really get going until the second half. For me, it was the first half that got under my skin the most, for its cinematic originality, poetry and symbolic power. War is experienced by civilians as well as by soldiers: this may seem like an obvious statement, but it's only after watching Come and See that you realise how few war movies are truly about the suffering of the ordinary man and woman, defenseless child and frail senior citizen. Also, never before had I seen the plight of raped women in war so powerfully conveyed, and all this without the movie ever being voyeuristic or graphic. In cinema, rape is often portrayed as something that looks like rough sex. It isn't always quite clear why women get so upset over it. In Come and See, rape is shown as nothing but pure, unadulterated, hate-fuelled violence with only a superficial, external resemblance to sex. Unlike other raped women on film, you cannot imagine those in Come and See ever healing from their scars.

On another subject, whoever thinks this movie contains "propaganda" is obviously prejudiced against the movie simply because it's a Soviet production, and should think things over a little more carefully. It's astonishing how you can still find little traces of the Cold War mentality surviving to this day, even in younger viewers... The fact that as detractors of Come and See claim, Stalin "was no better than Hitler" has nothing to do with anything at all, in this movie's context - Klimov's picture is NOT about nationalistic oneupmanship on who had the worst tyrant - it's about the basic suffering of ordinary humanity in war - ANY war, though this one happened to be going on in Bielorussia. There was in fact ten times more propaganda in ten minutes of Saving Private Ryan than the whole of Come and See. This is painful, sublime cinema. I've always believed there's something special about Russians when it comes to producing art, especially literature - this movie goes some way towards reinforcing that impression in me.

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