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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Cast

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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Drama | Thriller | War

Certificate:

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Trivia

The readers of the Soviet Screen magazine chose Come and See as the best film of 1985 in that publication's annual survey. See more »

Goofs

When the villagers are about to be herded into barn( to be killed) the Russian 'colaborator' says in very clear English "Hauptmann do we invite them in,any signal or not.?" See more »

Quotes

Man in village: You're a Hopeless optimist.
Man#2 in village: He should be cured of that.
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Referenced in Empire of the Sun (1987) See more »

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Im Wald im grünen Walde
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Death, destruction and despair
25 June 2001 | by LSignoSee all my reviews

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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Country:

Soviet Union

Language:

Russian | Belarusian | German

Release Date:

17 October 1985 (Hungary) See more »

Also Known As:

Come and See See more »

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:

$20,929,068
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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:

Color | Black and White (archive footage)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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