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Come and See (Idi i smotri) (Elem Klimov, 1985)
« on: March 06, 2018, 06:27:PM »

Considered as one of the greatest war films ever made, “Come and See” was the last and most well known of Russian filmmaker, Elem Klimov. Set in Byelorussia (modern day Belarus) during the Nazi invasion of 1943, the story is seen through the eyes of a teenager who believes he unwittingly instigated the whole affair due to a childhood transgression. Often poetic but at the same nightmarishly devastating, this is one unforgettable experience and certainly not for the weak hearted. Though essentially a war film, it also is a coming of age saga where one witnesses a playful misguided teenager transform to a war weary soldier, struggling not to lose his sanity and retain his humanity amidst all the savagery around him. The last scene is one for the ages, at once tragic and one of hope.