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3,469 Ratings

Come and See

Иди и смотри

Directed by Elem Klimov
Soviet Union, 1985
Drama, War


In 1943, a Belorussian boy finds a rifle buried in the sand and unwittingly gets thrust into the Soviet Union’s battle against the German Nazi regime during World War II where he witnesses the horrors of battle.

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Come and See Directed by Elem Klimov

Awards & Festivals

Venice Film Festival


2017 | Winner: Venice Classics Award for Best Restored Film

Moscow International Film Festival

1985 | 2 wins including: Golden Prize

Whatever the verdict, Come and See is among the most vividly realized war films ever made; a work of truly lacerating power and endlessly beguiling strangeness.
May 02, 2020
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No one who has watched Come and See, Elem Klimov’s legendary 1985 anti-war film, can forget the horrors at its climax.
March 02, 2020
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This film ranks with Kon Ichikawa’s Fires on the Plain as a World War II nightmare of humanity pushed beyond its limits. It rivals Ingmar Bergman’s The Seventh Seal as an apocalyptic vision of mortal fear and mass sadism flaying every vestige of faith, hope, and charity in a scarred quarter of the world.
February 28, 2020
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