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Come and See (1985)

Soviet Union, 142m, Colour
Director: Elem Klimov; Cast: Aleksei Kravchenko, Olga Mironova

Come-and-SeeCome 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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3 comments on “Come and See (1985)

  1. SJHoneywell
    05/21/2016

    This might be the greatest film I’ve seen that I simultaneously have no desire to ever see again. It’s brilliant, but also so terrible that I’m not sure I could handle it a second time.

    • Klaus
      05/22/2016

      I agree. This was a tough one. I’m not sure if I will ever watch it again, but if I did, it would be for Kravchenko’s amazing performance.

  2. Such a devastating film. I’m glad I’ve seen it once because I couldn’t bear to watch it again.

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