15 Great War Movies (Nobody Ever Talks About)

14. Come and See

Three Kings

Released in 1985, director Elem Klimlov’s brutally disturbing and often surreal nightmare Come and See depicts the Nazi destruction of Belarus in deeply upsetting terms, utilising elements of both strict realism and magical realist interludes to illustrate the unimaginable horrors endured by civilians caught up in the conflict.

The viewer bears witness to the city's wholesale destruction through the eyes of an innocent corrupted by his experience, and even decades audiences will still be left as traumatised by this brutal cinematic onslaught.

The film uses strange imagery and staggeringly impressive production design to realize an immersive warzone which leaves the viewer with nowhere to hide and no choice but to, well, follow the title's ironic instruction.


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