Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Idi i smotri (Come and See) by Elem Klimov

OK, decided to leave English speaking zone and show you something out of the "box". This is a war film, made in today's Belarus. One would expect a film full of communist propaganda, but this film is nothing like it. I've seen 'Enemy At The Gates', an American film about WW2 eastern front, but that film focuses on all the wrong things. This film, however, focuses on what war really is, not what govenments want you to see.
This film follows a life of a boy, in the middle of the German occupation of his homeland. I don't want to spoil much, so I'll just leave it at that storywise. Every aspect of this film was made ingeniusly. I don't really know where to start. Elem Klimov didn't make many films in his liftime (which is a shame). The way he presented the war and everything that follows hasn't yet been seen in an english speaking film, so some people are right to call this film the best war film ever made. It doesn't have cheesy comments, military power propaganda, or lies... It's just raw perfection, served cold. Don't have predjuces about it because it's in Belarus, it's worth reading them subtitles.


  1. I like war movies, modern and ww2 but i didnt saw this one, i need to watch, thanks for recomendation :)

  2. I personally like the foreign war films they always put a nice little spin on things away from the american aspect of war and make it interesting Great look on things keep up the good work