Rent Come and See (1985)

4.0 of 5 from 175 ratings
2h 17min
Rent Come and See (aka Idi i smotri) Online DVD & Blu-ray Rental
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Synopsis:
cinema. A devastating account of the Nazi occupation of Belarussia during World War II, it tells the story of a young boy's abrupt loss of innocence when he joins the Soviet resistance and is thrust headlong into the brutal horrors of combat. Featuring terrifyingly authentic battle scenes and
Actors:
, Olga Mironova, , , Juris Lumiste, Viktor Lorents, Kazimir Rabetsky, Yevgeni Tilicheyev, Aleksandr Berda, Igor Gnevashev
Directors:
Elem Klimov
Writers:
Ales Adamovich
Aka:
Idi i smotri
Studio:
Artificial Eye Film Company Ltd.
Genres:
Action & Adventure, Drama
Countries:
Russia, Action & Adventure, Drama
BBFC:
Release Date:
24/04/2006
Run Time:
137 minutes
Languages:
Russian
Subtitles:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
Colour:
Colour
Disc 1:
This disc includes the main feature
Disc 2:
This disc includes the bonus features

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Reviews (7) of Come and See

Horrific, distressing, moving. One of the very best anti-war films I have seen - Come and See review by RP

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28/12/2013

It's in Russian, with subtitles. But don't let that put you off - this is a powerful, distressing anti-war film and if that's what you're looking for you'll find it in spades here.

It tells the story of a young boy joining the ill-equipped partisans fighting a futile resistance against the German army as it cuts a violent swathe through Byelorussia in the Second World War. Pursuing a brutal 'scorched earth' policy, the Germans put entire villages to the torch - including the inhabitants.

This is not a film for the squeamish. Although only rated 15 (there is limited on-screen explicit violence) this film has scenes that I found quite horrific and very moving.

One of the very best anti-war films I have seen. 5/5 stars.

5 out of 5 members found this review helpful.

Outstanding War Film. - Come and See review by Steve Mason

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02/07/2012

No other film comes close for rendering the the horror of war on the screen. An overwhelming cinematic experience, though necessarily shocking and distressing.

3 out of 3 members found this review helpful.

Resoundingly successful anti-war film - Come and See review by TE

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24/10/2018

Hugely powerful story of one young teenager and his passage through the horrors of war.

Packed to the brim with memorable images and facial close-ups that linger long after the scene has moved on. It seems that this was the pinnacle of Klimov's career as a director, but seeing this film makes me want to see more of his work.

Yes, this is about the Nazi ravaging of Belarus, but it is also a timeless and universal exposure of the barbarism of war.

2 out of 2 members found this review helpful.

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