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Come and See (1985)

Idi i smotri (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, Thriller, 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.


Elem Klimov (as E. Klimov)


Ales Adamovich (story) (as A. Adamovich), Ales Adamovich (screenplay) (as A. Adamovich) | 1 more credit »
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Credited cast:
Aleksey Kravchenko ... Flyora Gayshun
Olga Mironova ... Glasha
Liubomiras Laucevicius ... Kosach (as L. Lautsyavichius)
Vladas Bagdonas ... Rubezh
Jüri Lumiste ... Obersturmführer
Viktors Lorencs ... Sturmbannführer (as V. Lorents)
Kazimir Rabetsky Kazimir Rabetsky ... Village Headman
Evgeniy Tilicheev ... Gezhel
G. Velts G. Velts ... German
V. Vasilyev V. Vasilyev
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Aleksandr Berda Aleksandr Berda ... Chief of Staff of the Partisan Detachment
Vasiliy Domrachyov ... Little Policeman
Nina Evdokimova Nina Evdokimova ... Mother
Igor Gnevashev Igor Gnevashev ... (as I. Gnevashev)
Adolf Hitler ... Self (archive footage)


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 | Thriller | War


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Did You Know?


In the English language version, an opening title sets the scene as "Byelorussia, 1943". This is the older English spelling of the present day republic of Belarus. It was pronounced bee-YEL-uh-ROOS-ia. See more »


In the barn scene near the end, a man peeks out the window and is immediately shot. In this moment, the audio of everyone else in the barn screaming stopped for a second and the gun sound effect played. See more »


Flyora Gaishun: To love... to have children...
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Referenced in Empire of the Sun (1987) See more »


Written by Richard Wagner
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a brief comment on some comments
22 March 2008 | by vlad_revenSee 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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Russian | Belarusian | German

Release Date:

17 October 1985 (Hungary) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Soviet Union


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,053, 23 February 2020

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Production Co:

Belarusfilm, Mosfilm See more »
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Color | Black and White (archive footage)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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