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Trailers from Hell: Larry Karaszewski on Soviet Union World War II Masterpiece ‘Come and See’

Trailers from Hell: Larry Karaszewski on Soviet Union World War II Masterpiece 'Come and See'

All This and World War II! concludes at Trailers from Hell, with screenwriter Larry Karaszewski introducing harrowing 1980s international arthouse classic “Come and See,” from director Elem Klimov.

Klimov’s powerful, near-surrealistic battle
fantasia nearly made it into TFH’s “More Movies You Never Heard Of” category.
The title is an invitation to view the destruction caused by the Four Horsemen
of the Apocalypse. The movie, from the Soviet Union, is a fixture on many
critics’ Ten Best of All Time lists. Its obscurity is hugely out of proportion
to its accomplishment. Commissioned to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the
Soviet victory in WW II, it’s the glasnost version of Apocalypse Now. The
director, having made his point, never made another film.

The film made it on to cinematographer Roger Deakins’ greatest films of all time list.

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Alex Masterton

'Come and See' is a devastating film. The best war movie, ever!

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