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Иди и смотри (1985)

Idi i smotri (original title)
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After finding an old rifle, a young boy joins the Soviet resistance movement against ruthless German forces and experiences the horrors of World War II.

Director:

Elem Klimov (as E. Klimov)

Writers:

Ales Adamovich (story) (as A. Adamovich), Ales Adamovich (screenplay) (as A. Adamovich) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Aleksey Kravchenko ... Florya Gaishun (as A. Kravchenko)
Olga Mironova ... Glasha (as O. Mironova)
Liubomiras Laucevicius ... Kosach (as L. Lautsyavichius)
Vladas Bagdonas ... Roubej (as V. Bagdonas)
Jüri Lumiste ... German officer, a nazi fanatic
Viktor Lorents ... German general (as V. Lorents)
Kazimir Rabetsky Kazimir Rabetsky ... (as K. Rabetsky)
Evgeniy Tilicheev ... Gezhel, German translator (as Ye. Tilicheyev)
Aleksandr Berda Aleksandr Berda ... (as A. Berda)
G. Velts G. Velts ... German
V. Vasilyev V. Vasilyev
Igor Gnevashev Igor Gnevashev ... (as I. Gnevashev)
Vasiliy Domrachyov ... (as V. Domrachyov)
G. Yelkin G. Yelkin
Evgeniy Kryzhanovskiy ... (as Ye. Kryzhanovsky)
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The feature film directed by Elem Klimov, shot in the genre of military drama. The action takes place on the territory of Belarus in 1943. In the center of the story is a Belarusian boy, who witnesses the horrors of the Nazi punitive action, turning from a cheerful teenager into a gray-haired old man for two days. Written by Peter-Patrick76 (peter-patrick@mail.com)

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Genres:

Drama | War

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Details

Country:

Soviet Union

Language:

Belarusian | Russian | German

Release Date:

January 1986 (Soviet Union) See more »

Also Known As:

Иди и смотри See more »

Filming Locations:

Soviet Union

Company Credits

Production Co:

Belarusfilm,Mosfilm See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (heavily cut)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Black and White (archive footage)| Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The director planned to have Aleksey Kravchenko hypnotized by a psychotherapist during the most dreadful and violent scenes so that they wouldn't affect his young mind. However Kravchenko turned out not to be susceptible to hypnosis and had to pretend all the way. See more »

Goofs

Many of the vehicles seen in this film are not the German standard Opel-Blitz truck nor the Kubelwagen car. Instead they are clearly post-World War II Soviet vehicles with slapped on German Army markings. See more »

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The Sacred War
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Unbelievable
14 May 2006 | by sellerySee all my reviews

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.


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