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Come and See
The invasion of a village in Byelorussia by German forces sends young Florya (Alexei Kravchenko) into the forest to join the weary Resistance fighters, against his family's wishes. There he meets a girl, Glasha (Olga Mironova), who accompanies him back to his village. On returning home, Florya finds his family and fellow peasants massacred. His continued survival amidst the brutal debris of war becomes increasingly nightmarish, a battle between despair and hope.
Come and See is a film I find almost impossible to review. Describing watching a film as an 'experience' often detracts from the quality of the piece, but going by the profound effect the film had on me I really feel no other word can do it justice.
World War 2 films often seem to fall victim to Hollywood romanticism and sensationalism and while that certainly has some appeal, I always prefer my war films on the grimmer side. Grim and bleak is something the Russians do really well and combined with the atrocities that occurred during WW2 in Belarus, what we are presented with is one of the most disturbing and confrontational studies of the devastating effects of war…
Jesus Christ. On second thought, let's not send 13 year olds to war.
This is one of the most powerful war films I've ever seen. I've had a pretty great upbringing thus far in life and I've never personally experienced an atrocity so it's hard to relate or make judgements on how this compares to the real thing. Some movies do a good job of capturing what war can be like. From what I read, films like Saving Private Ryan, Jarhead, Black Hawk Down (in parts), Apocalypse Now, have some scenes that ring true with veterans. This movie is uncomparable to those in more ways than one. This movie sets a new standard in making war seem like hell. A…
One of the more upsetting experiences I've had in a long time, and a true document of evil so disturbing, only human beings could fathom such horror. The fact everything on screen actually occurred on my planet is proof we're doomed as a species...eventually, maybe not in our lifetime.
Well, time to update my favorite horror movies list.
I hate the fact that "war" is a genre and not a sub-genre. For example, there can be War Drama (Atonement), War Action (Saving Private Ryan), War Comedy (usually satire) (Dr. Strangelove) and my favorite, War Horror (Apocalypse Now). Come and See would fit very nicely in that category, I was genuinely disturbed by the things I saw on the screen. It honestly amazes me that most war films don't lean toward horror because, for me at least, war is inherently horrific, one of my biggest fears is being in war. I appreciate those who serve but scratch my head at how people are able to consciously chose to do something…
"And when he had opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth beast say, Come and see. And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him."
And hell followed. If there is one film that portrays hell most accurately, this is it. Smoke and blood and fire, where devils wear uniforms, cheering around a bonfire of human corpse, certainly not a place for a snot nosed kid like Florya. Ah, but the boy was still so naive, believed that the "war" was calling for him. Hence he picked up a rifle and marched towards it, or so he thought. Little did he know, it…
Elem Klimov's Come and See is beautiful, bold, brilliant, and uniformly stunning in just about every regard. It is also horrifying, terrifying, sickening, and utterly appalling. This tour de force of a film can be labeled and described endlessly, but nothing prepares you for the experience of being dragged through the foul depths of depravity. Above all else, Come and See is necessary and essential. It must be seen at least once in your lifetime.
A film you only need to watch once and will forever carry with you. Not easy to sit through but completely worth the heartbreak.
This isn't just a war movie, whether in the sense of dramatized military combat or life during wartime. But this setting is important, not just historically, but emotionally. A teenage boy's life goes from innocence to hell after his village is shelled by Nazi aircraft and he's conscripted into a partisan troop to fight off the invasion. He gets the worst kind of reality check, which blasts him with guilt before he's lived enough to hurt anybody. Then things get surreal. My roommate, a combat veteran who had been deployed in Afghanistan, said these scenes showed the chaos of war accurately. Even the feeling.
It's beautiful art with authentic characters and performances that are highly expressive, like they're conveying what's deepest in the chambers of their hearts.
And it's dark, green, worn, super Soviet, like Tarkovsky's Stalker in handheld and sped up to double time. I want it on blu-ray, now.
Se o ano de 1985 não esgotou as possibilidades de filmes com temáticas da Segunda Guerra Mundial, ao menos pode-se afirmar que ele entregou duas obras definitivas sobre o assunto.
O documentário Shoah, conhecido por sua dantesca duração de quase 9 horas, foi atrás de sobreviventes do holocausto e trouxe um apanhado detalhado sobre a realidade do período - sob os mais variados prismas. No entanto, foi justamente o enredo ficcional de Vá e Veja que se firmou como um dos retratos mais crus (e cruéis) da guerra no cinema.
O último longa-metragem dirigido por Elem Klimov conta a história de Florya, um adolescente bielo-russo que é convocado a combater no conflito mais famoso da história. A partir do momento…
This is a Masterpiece. The end.
I can't even write about this movie. I'm lost for words.
The most accurate portrait of the horrors of war. Specially heartless and at times explicit, not suitable for everybody.
All I saw was horror, all he saw was horror. The nightmare was and is still to this day incomprehensible .
Best reality movie about war
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