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Review of Come and See
by harryblarr
Posted on May 10th, 2018
Neutral 8
Overall Rating
depicting a battle scene in a movie, be it a small skirmish or full scale frontal assault is usually exciting by its nature. thrilling adrenaline is usually what we felt when watching those scenes. numerous war films has proved this convention wrong however, most famously by the 15 minutes opening scene of saving private ryan. fear, panic and chaotic emotions. saving private ryan, apocalypse now and countless other war films with their brutal depiction of how an actual war feels like, where veterans claimed that its accurately presented, are all effectively powerful anti-war films. however, come and see barely depicts any intense battle scene. it follows the journey of a young boy from byelorussia, florya around age of 13, from joining the soviet resistance to separated and rejoined. war claimed a lot of things, and in this film the loss of innocence and sanity of florya. the character tracking shot throughout the movie is composed as opposed to the chaotic nature of the film. what is most unsettling is the stabilised shot with characters head in frame, it's as if they're looking straight into the audience eyes, inviting them into their own piece of hell. their psyche became all too apparent to see. this movie set out to traumatise us, not just florya. where mostly the camera lingered on florya, during the village scene the viewers are thrust into the packed human crowd, lost in the midst of angry protest, crying children the thick mist of anxiety bobbing around in the crowd and just fear of the inevitable. it happened eventually, and without any gratuitous violence scene, deeply traumatising the viewers. just like florya in the earlier scene, we saw the horror, at the same time the horror is behind the flaming wall or gathered as a pile of corpse, lefting it unseen to florya. at the final reversal footage of war accompanying the raging young boy with his bullets hammering into the mud puddle, the film asked a hard question and florya responded. birth of evil and banality of evil. florya responded with the burning village in mind. come and see is an experience that every people must go through at least once, it's unrelentless depiction of slaughters in war makes this film as the most effective anti-war piece.

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