Come and See

Come and See ★★★★★

Puts to shame all modern renditions of Nazis as sneering caricatures of evil. The brutality here is extreme and celebrated. The soldiers laugh and drink and dance.

I was wracking my brain for the film this was reminding me of, and then I realized it was 1917. Not that it was harkening back to this one… Come and See feels incredibly modern to the point of premonition. This is not an 80s movie.

“I think it should be compulsory viewing because it’s the film that nearest depicts certain aspects of the war that I don’t think anything else has done, really.” - Roger Deakins

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