Come and See (1985 Russian Film)

Come and See, Иди и смотри, Idi i smotri, is a 1985 Soviet war drama film directed by Elem Klimov, with a script written by Klimov and Ales Adamovich supported the 1978 book i’m from the Fiery Village (original title: Я из огненной деревни, Ya iz ognennoj Derevn, 1977) by Adamovich et al. The film stars Aleksei Kravchenko and Olga Mironova. return and See appears on several lists of films thought-about the most effective, and has been graded by several as one of the best war films of all time.

The film focuses upon the Nazi German occupation of the Byelorussian SSR, and primarily upon the events witnessed by a young Belarusian partisan juvenile named Flyora, who against his parents’ needs joins the Belarusian resistance movement, and thenceforth depicts the Nazi atrocities and human suffering inflicted upon the populace.

Come and See had to attend eight years for approval from Soviet authorities before the film was finally created to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Soviet success in world war II, II, and was an outsized box-office hit, with 28,900,000 admissions in the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics alone. The film was hand-picked because the Soviet entry for the most effective Foreign Language Film at the 58th Academy Awards, however wasn’t accepted as a politician.

In 1943, 2 Byelorussian boys dig during a sand field trying to find abandoned rifles so as to join the Soviet partisan forces. Their village elder warns them not to search out the weapons as it can arouse the suspicions of the Germans. one amongst the boys, Flyora, finds an SVT-40 rifle, and the next day partisans reach at Flyora’s house to conscript him. Flyora becomes a low-rank soldier and is ordered to perform menial tasks. once the partisans are ready to go, their commander, Kosach, orders Flyora to stay behind at the camp. Bitterly discomfited, Flyora walks into the forest weeping and meets a young lady named Glasha, and the two bond before the camp is suddenly attacked by German paratroopers and dive bombers. Flyora is partly deaf from explosions before the 2 hide in the forest to avoid the German troopers.

Aleksey Kravchenko as Flyora
Olga Mironova as Glasha/Glafira
Liubomiras Laucevičius as Kosach
Valeriy Kravchenko as Kosach’s dubbing
Vladas Bagdonas as Roubej
Jüri Lumiste as young German officer
Evgeniy Tilicheev as Collaborator
Viktor Lorents as the German commander

Come and See appears on several lists of films considered the most effective. In 2008, return and See was placed at variety 60 on Empire magazine’s “The 500 Greatest Movies of all Time” in 2008. It conjointly created Channel 4’s list of 50 Films to see Before You Die and was graded number 24 in Empire magazine’s “The 100 Best Films Of World Cinema” in 2010. Phil de Semlyen of Empire has delineate the work as “Elim Klimov’s seriously important, deeply unsettling Belarusian composition. No film not Apocalypse currently, not Full Metal Jacket spells out the dehumanising impact of conflict a lot of vividly, or fiercely. an impressionist masterpiece and presumably the worst date film ever.” It graded 154th among critics, and 30th among directors, within the 2012 Sight & Sound polls of the best films ever created.

Film review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes according a 95 approval critic response supported 22 reviews, with a median score of 8.2/10.

Klimov didn’t make to any extent further films once come and See until his death on 26 Oct 2003, leading some critics to take a position on why. In 2001, Klimov said, “I lost interest in creating films…Everything that was potential I felt I had already done.”

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