Idi i smotri Come and See Elem Klimov 1985 | Russia / BelarusRussia is at war with the Germans, and a young village boy is signed up to fight the cause, much at the expense of everything and everyone he loves.One of the great war films, not only because of the brave confidence in its young performers (it equals Tarkovksy's Ivan's Childhood in every measure) but in its hellish, abstract sound design. It's pretty brutal early on, not in its depiction of the battlefield, but in the way a young boy is whisked away by a proud army officer much to the dismay of his single mother; and then, when the explosions hit the camp where he is situated (at a point in the narrative where adolescent sexuality takes the foray), it dives into horror film. The key here is that each scene has its just reward, has its memorable imagery, disturbing events, and one never attempts to outdo or outhorror the previous. A masterpiece of sound and production design, and its imagery is there to fall in love with - it's pretty gutwrenching, too, in its depiction of families torn apart and youth destroyed by the abstract purposes and means of war.
I'm an ugly bag of mostly water born to be informed and the only one that knows me is Obi-Wan Kenobi.