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Come and See -- A crowning achievement of 1980's Soviet Cinema revived in 2001 to great acclaim, COME AND SEE is perhaps the ultimate WWll film. With haunting imagery, this stark testimonial to the madness and grief of war recounts the nightmarish journeys of an adolescent boy during the Nazi occupation of Byelorussia. Russian with English subtitles.
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Director:
Writers:
Ales Adamovich (screenplay)
Ales Adamovich (story)
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Release Date:
17 October 1985 (Hungary) See more »
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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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Death, destruction and despair See more (398 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Aleksey Kravchenko ... Florya Gaishun (as A. Kravchenko)

Olga Mironova ... Glasha (as O. Mironova)
Liubomiras Laucevicius ... 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
Evgeniy Kryzhanovskiy (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)
Georgiy 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  story (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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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:
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87 out of 99 people found the following review useful.
Death, destruction and despair, 25 June 2001
Author: LSigno

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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