Come and See
If the motive of a battle movie is to make war appear without a doubt and completely unappealing, then come and see might be the best ever made. Elem klimov’s movie is the warfare movie as expressionist horror, a diorama of violence and dreadful symbolism that’s additionally a merciless coming-of-age spectacle. Perhaps klimov may want to simplest understand the genocidal fact of the nazi struggle device storming belorussia via this hallucination of sound and imagery:
corpse-piles attracting clouds of flies, dairy cows machine-gunned by way of tracers at nightfall, wooded area bombing raids that go away the lead man or woman’s (and the film’s) aural schools muffled. Although we’re witness to atrocities, consisting of a climactic annihilation of a belorussian village that can be the unmarried simplest anti-conflict scene in all cinema, the damage finished to younger hero flyora (aleksei kravchenko) is what’s most unforgettable, as he enters the photo sparkling-faced and idealistic and leaves it withered and hollow. The name is taken from a line within the book of revelation; the epic terror implied inside the biblical quotation is definitely fitting for this most harrowing of struggle movies.