This is an amazing film that will ruin your day
Most Soviet Films are on You Tube just for y'all's information. Not all of them have English subs but most of the really good ones do. I highly recommend Cranes are Flying (1957) in addition to this film.
Also one of Roger Ebert's "[Great Movies](https://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/great-movie-come-and-see-1985)." Interesting timing as I just came across this film and was deciding whether or not to see it. I definitely will now.
Can't watch it much though. It's spectacularly grim in every way.
Great film. It's also on FilmStruck with higher video quality.
Amazing film, but you might need to be in the right mindset to watch it. It's a hard punch to the gut.
A masterpiece, without a doubt. Elem Klimov´s wife, Larisa Shepitko, directed The Ascent, which is another excellent war movie.
One of the most horrifying and exasperating films I've sat through. It's brilliant.
Seen this movie three times, probably the most accurate representation of the Nazi atrocities during their advance through Eastern Europe. Unbelievably visceral (I think they used real bullets in certain sequences). If I recall correctly, the main actor, who was young teenager at the time, went grey during production due to its intensity. Everybody should see this film, but understand it is very confronting.
Isn’t this the film were they used actual guns with live ammunition instead of props?
This film took its toll more than anything I’ve seen, I’m not exactly sure why, would take a second watch.
I’ve seen more shocking though, I think it’s the sound and his face’s progression as it goes on.
Absolutely not for the faint of heart.
A brilliant movie, and horrifying glimpse into WW2 in Russia.
Saw it one night on tv, was blown away. I'll never forget that slender loris.
Really difficult to recommend to watch that movie - if you are an empathic person it will traumatise you for sure. Not safe for life and such. But maybe the best movie to capture the surreal, absurd and pointless thing we cal war.
Cant wait for the restoration in Bluray, one of my favorite films ever.
It is easily one of the best films I have ever seen. It is not a classical war film where you follow a squad of soldiers as one would expect, but is a film which shows the horrors of the Nazi invasion of eastern Europe. It is like no other film I have ever seen, but don't watch it if you are in the mood for some easy relaxation.
That final long take into the forest is so disturbing and tragic. One of the most impressive films, I've ever seen. That poor boy lived through hell and aged decades within weeks.
Watched this move for the first time a couple of months ago and I was honestly blown away, it is definitely one of the best war movies I've ever head the "pleasure" of watching. It is definitely not an uplifting or easy to watch movie though, so you should go into it knowing it is going to be a harsh and depressing viewing experience... but it is going to be worth it.
Highly recommend this. It's hypnotizing. Also Europa Europa(1990), if you can find it.
There would be no SAVING PRIVATE RYAN opening scene without this influence. Amazing film. Original working title I think was KILL HITLER.
Ugh, they had a little blurb of this movie on The History of Film, it looks terrifying.
I love every part of the ending: the confrontation of betrayal and ideological adherence, and then when the boy fires his rifle for the first time.