Absolutely spellbinding film - an incredible movie, and a very well made trailer for that movie directed by Elem Klimov in 1985. This movie is a film that truly captures the experiences and horrors of WWII. It is included among the "1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die", edited by Steven Schneider.
During WWII, a Belarusian boy is thrust into the atrocities of war, fighting with a hopelessly unequipped Soviet resistance movement against ruthless German forces. Witnessing scenes of abject terror and surviving horrifying situations, he loses his innocence and then his mind.
Klimov did not make any more films after Come and See, leading some critics to speculate as to why. In 2001, Klimov said, "I lost interest in making films ... Everything that was possible I felt I had already done." Klimov died on 26 October 2003.