in about 100 words or less
Soviet Union, 142m, Colour
Director: Elem Klimov; Cast: Aleksei Kravchenko, Olga Mironova
Come and See is a graphic and realistic anti-war drama that tells the story of Flyora, a boy who is witness to the German invasion of Belorussia and the genocide that was perpetrated in the subsequent burning of over 600 villages. Lacking any hero, resolution or redemption, this is a particularly unnerving film, not only for the atrocities which are portrayed, but for the unrelenting disintegration of Flyora’s spirit, mind and body (Klaus Ming May 2016).
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