Come and See

1985

Drama  War  

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October 6, 2019 at 4:41 am

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Adolf Hitler as Himself
720p 1080p
BluRay
988*720
Russian
NR
24 fps
2hr 22 min
P/S 37 / 116
BluRay
1472*1072
Russian
NR
24 fps
2hr 22 min
P/S 48 / 115

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by n/a 9 / 10

One of the greatest wars films ever made

One of the greatest of all war films, Klimov's stunning work stands amongst such works in which the horror and sorrow of conflict are made fresh over again for the viewer, left to stumble numb from the cinema thereafter. Produced for the 40th anniversary of Russia's triumph over the German invaders in WW2, based upon a novella by a writer who was a teenage partisan during the war, the propagandist use to which it was later put - when the GDR was still in the Eastern Bloc, citizens were forced to watch this to warn them of another rise of fascism - does not impair its effect today at all. It echoes intensity found in another masterpiece by the director. Klimov's shorter Larissa (1980) is a remorseful elegy to his late wife. Poetic and very personal, its sense of shock anticipates the heightened anguish that ultimately reverberates through Come And See. Through his images, the director stares uncomprehendingly at a world where lives are removed cruelly and without reason, if on this occasion not just one, but thousands.At the heart of the narrative is Floyra, both viewer and victim of the appalling events making up the film's narrative, his history a horrendous coming-of-age story. It begins with him laboriously digging out a weapon to use and much changed at the end, he finally uses one. As he travels from initial innocence, through devastating experience, on to stunned hatred, in a remarkable process he ages before our eyes, both inside and out. His fresh face grows perceptibly more haggard as the film progresses, frequently staring straight back at the camera, as if challenging the viewer to keep watching; or while holding his numbed head, apparently close to mental collapse. Often shot directly at the boy or from his point of view, the formal quality of Klimov's film owes something to Tarkovsky's use of the camera in Ivan's Childhood, although the context is entirely different.The film's title is from the Book of Revelations, referring to the summoning of witnesses to the devastation brought by the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. 'Come and See' is an invitation for its youthful protagonist to arm up and investigate the war, but also one for the audience to tread a similarly terrible path, witnessing with vivid immediacy the Belorussion holocaust at close hand. Here, the intensity of what is on offer justifies amplification by the use of a travelling camera, point-of-view shots, and some startlingly surreal effects pointing up unnatural events: the small animal clinging nervously to the German commander's arm for instance, soundtrack distortions, or the mock Hitler sculpted out of clay and skull.Main character Floyra is the director's witness to events, a horrified visitor forced, like us to 'see' - even if full comprehension understandably follows more slowly. For instance during their return to the village, there is some doubt as to if Floyra is yet, or will be ever, able to fully acknowledge the nature of surrounding events. In one of the most disturbing scenes out of a film full of them, Glasha's reaction to off-screen smells and sights is profoundly blithe and unsettling. So much so, we wonder for a brief while if the youngsters really know what is going on. Its a watershed of innocence: one look back as the two leave and the reality of the situation would surely overwhelm Floyra - just as later, more explicit horrors do the viewer.Come And See was not an easy shoot. It lasted over nine months and during the course of the action the young cast were called upon to perform some unpleasant tasks including, at one point, wading up to their necks through a freezing swamp. Kravchenko's face is unforgettable during this and other experiences, and there are claims that he was hypnotised in order to simulate the proper degree of shell shock during one of the major early sequences. The sonic distortion created on the soundtrack at this point later appeared to a lesser extent in Spielberg's Saving Private Ryan, as did elements of a much-commented scene where a cow is caught in murderous crossfire. Klimov's camera ranges through and around the atrocities, although one doubts that a steady cam was available. By the end Florya is isolated from humanity, technically as well as mentally, by a striking shot that excludes the middle foreground. Disturbingly expressionistic though these scenes are, others such as the scene where Florya and the partisan girl Rose visit the forest after the bombing, achieve an eerie lyricism that are however entirely missing from the Hollywood production. And whereas Spielberg's work concludes with a dramatic irony that's perhaps a little too neat, contrived for different audience tastes, Klimov's less accommodating epic finishes on a unique, cathartic moment - no doubt partly chosen to avoid any bathos after events just witnessed, but one which sends real blame back generations.Hallucinatory, heartrending, traumatic and uncompromising, such a movie will not to be all tastes. It certainly does not make for relaxing viewing, although those who see it often say it remains with them for years after. This was Klimov's last film for, as he said afterwards "I lost interest in making films. Everything that was possible I felt had already been done," no doubt referring to the emotional intensity of his masterpiece, which would be hard to top. By the end of their own viewing, any audience ought to be shocked enough to pick up a rifle themselves and vengefully join the home army setting out to fight the Great Patriotic War - a necessarily stalwart response without limit of participation, symbolised by the director who tracks a camera through the dense forest before finally rejoining a column of soldiers heading to the front. If you feel, like I do, that any real war film should succeed in conveying the power and pity of it all, then Come And See is an absolute go and watch.

Reviewed by n/a 9 / 10

Unbelievable

The best true-to-life war movie I have ever seen, and possibly the best movie I have ever seen. My eyes were opened when I saw this for the first time a few days ago. It made me realise what I miss 99% of the time when watching movies. So few affect me like this one did.No special effects of note, no big budget, no set-pieces of note, no heroes, no redemption. I feel quite sure the director has really captured what war 'feels' like - unlike Spielberg and Coppola's depictions of war, this director lived through WW2 and the horrific siege of Stalingrad, as well as spending many months researching the massacres in Belarus, one of which he depicts in this film (this from the DVD extras, well worth watching).The direction, cinematography, soundtrack and AMAZING acting by a first-time untrained actor in the main role are faultless, in my humble opinion.I found this film depressing and emotionally draining, but cannot wait to watch it again.

Reviewed by n/a 9 / 10

Masterpiece alert!

Even before the final credits rolled, I strongly suspected this movie would end up on my Top 20; in fact, perhaps even my Top 10. A teenage boy, his hearing impaired from having just been at the site of a bombing, and a young woman clutching at him, the two of them stumbling and sludging through a slimy, smelly bog. A stork in the woods as it rains. A cluster of dolls piled up on the floor with flies buzzing all over the room. You don't need vast, elaborately choreographed battle scenes to bring home the message of the senselessness and pain of war. Reading viewers' comments on the movie, it seems that most found the second half ? which admittedly contained some of the most powerful massacre scenes ever filmed ? as the most "satisfying". A few other viewers seem to imply the movie doesn't really get going until the second half. For me, it was the first half that got under my skin the most, for its cinematic originality, poetry and symbolic power. War is experienced by civilians as well as by soldiers: this may seem like an obvious statement, but it's only after watching Come and See that you realise how few war movies are truly about the suffering of the ordinary man and woman, defenseless child and frail senior citizen. Also, never before had I seen the plight of raped women in war so powerfully conveyed, and all this without the movie ever being voyeuristic or graphic. In cinema, rape is often portrayed as something that looks like rough sex. It isn't always quite clear why women get so upset over it. In Come and See, rape is shown as nothing but pure, unadulterated, hate-fuelled violence with only a superficial, external resemblance to sex. Unlike other raped women on film, you cannot imagine those in Come and See ever healing from their scars. On another subject, whoever thinks this movie contains "propaganda" is obviously prejudiced against the movie simply because it's a Soviet production, and should think things over a little more carefully. It's astonishing how you can still find little traces of the Cold War mentality surviving to this day, even in younger viewers... The fact that as detractors of Come and See claim, Stalin "was no better than Hitler" has nothing to do with anything at all, in this movie's context - Klimov's picture is NOT about nationalistic oneupmanship on who had the worst tyrant - it's about the basic suffering of ordinary humanity in war - ANY war, though this one happened to be going on in Bielorussia. There was in fact ten times more propaganda in ten minutes of Saving Private Ryan than the whole of Come and See. This is painful, sublime cinema. I've always believed there's something special about Russians when it comes to producing art, especially literature - this movie goes some way towards reinforcing that impression in me.

Reviewed by n/a 9 / 10

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natyakar October 9, 2019 at 9:48 pm

Only 33 mins out of 2h 22min got uploaded. Please upload the full movie.

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ahmed_macho October 9, 2019 at 1:34 am

Please upload the full movie!

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4tt3nt4t October 8, 2019 at 6:24 pm

Sublime but had to get it elsewhere. But straight back to YTS.

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vicman October 8, 2019 at 7:08 am

Me encanta este sitio desde hace muchos años agradezco a los administradores del sitio su desinteresado labor para disfrutar su trabajo. Ojala y puedan subir esta gran película nuevamente. Gracias.

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eltrkbrd October 8, 2019 at 2:44 am

What's up with this truncated BS? TPB guys!

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S0ur0v_Suresh October 7, 2019 at 4:32 pm

Full movie is not available...

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dontworrys October 7, 2019 at 12:10 pm

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swanee October 7, 2019 at 8:40 am

This is a great movie, I hope we can get the full download!

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nocturne558 October 7, 2019 at 1:32 am

INCOMPLETE!!!

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imranhasan99 October 6, 2019 at 9:52 pm

Plz... Upload full movie

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jairamorim October 6, 2019 at 4:58 pm

not found subtitles synchronized in any place

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Vrangsynn October 6, 2019 at 3:43 pm

Looks like a nazi rat got loose

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dongtaipo October 6, 2019 at 3:29 pm

Another incomplete one...

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dongtaipo October 6, 2019 at 3:28 pm

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Cyberian October 6, 2019 at 3:11 pm

@webScreen - Your comprehension of the accuracy of historical events is just as poor as your grasp of grammar and spelling. For the sake of sanity you should educate yourself without relying on revisionist far-right propaganda to excuse or cover up the crimes against humanity committed by the Nazi's in the 1930's and 1940's. Sadly you will probably choose to consume more of this hate inducing rhetoric.

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TUGA_1 October 6, 2019 at 2:52 pm

Eles andem aí...outra vez

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DutchGop October 6, 2019 at 12:07 pm

Please check again the input file is not complete

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wowsex1818 October 6, 2019 at 9:50 am

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webScreen October 6, 2019 at 9:35 am

This could be the most perverse and false war movie ever! A sick jewish propaganda! Those who destroy churches and killing thousands of innocent lives were Judeo-soviet ones, not the germans! Soviet army advancing West - all the people (and most Estearn europeans) knows about their atrocities! Accusing others for what they did is typically! They also pretend that Katyn massacre was made buy the germans! Of course, nazis kill everybody! Yes, tavarishi

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heybob October 6, 2019 at 8:47 am

Admins - Please remove this. It's only 35 mins of the movie

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rsperry October 6, 2019 at 8:30 am

Thanks for nothing OTTO. Sadly enough this place is going down the drain...

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casinosux October 6, 2019 at 7:46 am

cut short, pity its a good movie and admin never read the comments

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tzolkin October 6, 2019 at 7:13 am

There´s only 34 minutes of movie

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viczztop October 6, 2019 at 7:13 am

35 MIN