Sunday, August 05, 2007

come and see...

My good friend Mike Miller of the Mikes Vacation Blog sent over some links to check out the movie "Come and See" which is being hosted on U-tube. Come and See is a 1985 psychological horror film directed by Elem Klimov. The film is set in Belarus during the time of the Nazi occupation. Come and see is pretty violent and concerns the experiences of a young man named Florya whose village is overrun by the Nazis. The film won a couple of awards at the moscow Film Festival and is worth the look. I don't know how long U-Tube will host the film, but if you have a fast enough internet connection, you should check it out.

Here are the links:
come and see 1 of 14

come and see 2 of 14

come and see 3 of 14

come and see 4 of 14

come and see 5 of 14

come and see 6 of 14

come and see 7 of 14
come and see 8 of 14

come and see 9 of 14

come and see 10 of 14

come and see 11 of 14

come and see 12 of 14

come and see 13 of 14

come and see 14 of 14


Anonymous Steve R said...

I don't think the Nazi Occupation of what is now Belarus will be as popular a topic as Barry Bonds. Maybe you should stick to writing about baseball. Do they even play baseball in Belarus?

Sunday, August 05, 2007  
Blogger BEING HAD said...

Actually they do. We have a pretty good team over in Brest and a couple of the guys can really play.

Sunday, August 05, 2007  
Anonymous Mike Miller said...

Thanks Adam, and one of these days, I am going to find a copy of the painted bird and get it to you so you can read for youself what I have spent so much effort to memorialize.

By the way, this is a hell of a good movie in its own right.

Monday, August 06, 2007  
Blogger BEING HAD said...

I agree. It is quite famous here. The war is at the center of people's consciousness. On the 9th of May I went to the parade and met some of the veterans. Mostly they told drinking stories but it was ok. These last few weeks we had the Day of Liberation holiday, another day for the vets to get dressed up and put on medals. I was on the bus heading to the market and one of the officers got on. I guess he was going to the theatre. He looked at me. He remembered me from the parade. I saluted him and he smiled. After this, about 20 people on the bus smiled as well. The show of respect made them all feel good.

Monday, August 06, 2007  
Anonymous Mike Miller said...

The soviet vets deserve all the respect in the world. It would take 10 of me to have the same balls as those guys.

The costumes and sets for Come and See are just so good, and it had that "saving private ryan" realism to it, that I thought it was of the new realist genre that is common with today's war pictures.

Monday, August 06, 2007  
Blogger BEING HAD said...

I mentioned the film to Tanya and she said it was one of those films that are so scary that she does not want to see it again. She agreed that for Belarusians, who lost perhaps 30% of their population during the war, this film is simply too close to their souls. It is very difficult to deal with here.

Monday, August 06, 2007  

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