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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.

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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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)
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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 | Thriller | War

Certificate:

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Trivia

Author J.G. Ballard called it 'one of the greatest war films ever made'. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Flyora Gaishun: To love... to have children...
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Blue Danube
Written by Johann Strauss
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I saw a film today , oh boy...
12 May 2006 | by paulmartin177See all my reviews

I have a bad habit of reading too many reviews and comments about a film before I've seen it, mainly to get an idea about whether it's going to be worth a couple of hours of my time watching it. As a result, I am often slightly disappointed with much of what I see, as all the hype that I've read about a film kind of blows my expectations out of all proportion. I had a feeling this would be the case with Elem Klimov's 'Come and See', a film I'd read a lot about, particularly here on the IMDb. (Imagine my "excitement" when, having tried to see the film for nearly a year, I discovered it was to be released on DVD a week or two ago from today!) Well, I finally watched the film yesterday and... well, nothing could have prepared me for the sheer intensity and unflinching visceral horror of the atrocities that 'Come and See' invites us to... come and see. (Has anyone commented before on what a clever title that actually is...?) This is one of those films, like, say, 'Requiem For A Dream' or 'The Magdalene Sisters' (both of which, though great films, are simply not in the same league as Klimov's film), that one does not (obviously) so much enjoy as submit oneself to. By the end of such films we are left numbed and shell-shocked, wondering what we are supposed to do with the intense emotions that have been evoked within us. Yes, I felt like the ground had been pulled from beneath me; yes, what I saw in that film made my blood boil, my head hurt and my heart pound; and, yes, it showed me things I'd seen before but to a degree of intensity and detail that I had not experienced before. The point though, I guess, is that the role of cinema (and art in general) is not to offer answers or tell us what to think but to simply show us particular events and characters and allow us to come to our own decisions about what those things 'mean'. I'm rambling now, but I'll simply end by saying that 'Come and See' is, with its outstanding technical and artistic credentials aside, a film whose very title alone demands that it be seen. It is the work of a visionary, a cry of despair from the depths of hell, and an important reminder of humanity's capacity for inhumanity Go and see...


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Country:

Soviet Union

Language:

Russian | Belarusian | German

Release Date:

17 October 1985 (Hungary) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Soviet Union

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,053, 23 February 2020

Gross USA:

$71,909

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$168,817
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Belarusfilm, Mosfilm See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (heavily cut)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Black and White (archive footage)| Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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