All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1167. An easy way of seeing how…
Come and See
After finding an old rifle, a young boy joins the Soviet Army and experiences the horrors of World War II.
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…
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…
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.
"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…
A soul shattering look at the war through the eyes of a young boy Florya Gaishun whom would soon see his innocence ripped to shreds before his very eyes and leave him a shattered shell of his former self!
The audience bearing witness to the horrible atrocities and complete and utter devastation does not walk away unscathed!
Aleksey Kravchenko performance was so incredibly real, so powerful it left a lasting mark!
PTSD: The Movie
Even with being a bit biased (nothing special considering it was made during strong censorship by Goskino), it's still one of the most realistic portrayals of WWII. Truely a movie nobody would dare to make today.
Perhaps some inteesting facts from Russian documentary:
1. Most of shooting was real, cow really died in front of child actor and he got traumatized by it (psychologist was always with a crew).
2. Village scene is so realistic because people experienced similar atrocity during WWII and got hysterical.
3. Movie should have been banned due to portrayal partisans.
My emotions are raw and exposed after watching this. Please excuse the abrupt end of my review.
This manages to be one of the very few war films that doesn't, in any way, glorify it's subject. It achieves this by setting the film through the view of a 13 year-old boy who volunteers for the Russian Army to fight the Nazis. Florya lives with his family in a small village in Belarus in 1943. He digs up a gun from an old battle site and joins the partisans, hoping to shoot some Germans. Everything that happens after that is a torrent of compounding misery and suffering.
Almost all war movies have an inherent problem when they try to accurately depict…
Cuarta película de The «Breakfast Club» Film Cycle sugerida por Leonardo.
No sé qué hacer con esta revolución de emociones que deja Idi i smotri aka Come and see.
Simplemente este no es tipo de película que entretiene, no es una película que se 'disfruta' como posiblemente se disfruten otras del género, aunque es bastante sádico llegar a disfrutar los horrores que dejó la WWII. Esta, como ya muchos han afirmado, es una de las películas más perturbadoras que se han creado y eso se termina de afirmar con el montaje final con el que cierra esta horrible experiencia cinematográfica.
No hay lugar a duda que es una de las mejores películas de guerra y eso se debe a lo…
For some reason, when I first saw the cover I expected this movie to see something Science Fiction as I wasn't one bit familiar with it. After seeing it, all I have to say is exactly the opposite, it's too realistic...
Finally got around to seeing this, and the thing I noticed immediately about this movie is the sparse use of music and dialogue in favor of ambient noise. This added so much atmosphere and made the subject matter that much more horrifying and effective. When music and dialogue are used, it is in short bursts and does just enough to keep the story going or find out more about characters. Otherwise, there are huge sections of silence or ambient noise, and it just...works. A definite reccomendation, just don't view it with a weak heart.
What I liked the most was the effective use of sound. That final montage and the use of Mozart's Lacrimosa had me in awe.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Film #7 in My Countdown to 1000 Series
Come and See lives up to its reputation as one of the more emotionally scarring films made, but it does so through a sort of brutalization that I cannot quite endorse. It is by no means a bad film, and it is actually a rather good film, taking us into a world of hell steadily and surely and not letting us look back once. The lead actor Aleksei Kravchenko (playing young Belarussian resistance soldier Flyora) is excellent, his face a mask that allows the only sort of catharsis or redemption we are really allowed through much of the film. And the often touted final montage might truly be genius, as Flyora fires…
Less than 420, 000 Americans died in World War II and there are hundreds of films about the American experience in the war including Casablanca (1942), From Here to Eternity (1953), The Longest Day (1962), The Great Escape (1963), The Dirty Dozen (1967), and Saving Private Ryan (1998).
Approximately 450, 000 people British citizens died in World War II, and there are hundreds of movies about the British experience in the war including Mrs. Miniver (1942), The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943), and Bridge on the River Kwai (1957).
Recent scholarship puts the Soviet death total at close to 20 million, but while Doctor Zhivago (1965), Nicholas and Alexandra (1971), and Reds (1980) document the 1917 revolution which…
Recently, I've become aware that certain films are able to transcend the medium by being completely self-assured in their atmospheres…