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Come and See (1985)

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Original title: Idi i smotri

DVD Release Date
 R1: Oct 23, 2001

Running Time
2 hours, 26 minutes

Country Soviet Union

Studio Belarus Film Studio, Mosfilm Studios

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Other Titles
• Come and See (1987)
• Idi i smotri
• Geh und sieh (1986)
• Go and See (1985)
• Komm und sieh' (1987)

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Genre: War, Drama, Coming Of Age, World War II, Experimental, Disturbing, Teenage

Plot: Elem Klimov's stunning COME AND SEE is a relentlessly brutal condemnation of war hidden in the guise of a surrealistic coming-of-age nightmare. A physically and emotionally draining viewing experience, the film follows Florya (played brilliantly by Alexei Kravchenko), a 12-year-old boy living in 1943 Byelorussia. When he digs up an abandoned gun, Florya gleefully signs up with the Russian Army, looking forward to life as a soldier. But that fantasy rapidly deteriorates when the reality of the situation confronts him head-on. Abandoned by his fellow comrades, he stumbles across the weeping Glasha (Olga Mironova), a pretty teenager who has also been left behind. Together, the pair returns to Florya's village only to discover that everyone has been slaughtered--Florya's mother and younger sisters included. The journey continues as Florya embarks on a mission to find food for the stranded inhabitants of a neighboring village. He eventually lands in the middle of another German massacre, where the animalistic Nazis stuff the Russians into a barn and torch it, obliterating Florya's innocence completely. Klimov's unflinching masterpiece is all the more affecting because of the beauty of its imagery. Working on a variety of levels, COME AND SEE speaks both as personal statement and

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 Written by
Aleksei Kravchenko
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