DIRECTOR'S CUT / The sound of fury: Alex Cox on an anti-war rarity, Elem Klimov's Come and See
Friday 31 July 1992
It is the only war film since All Quiet on the Western Front to make any real attempt to show violence at close quarters and its physical and psychological effects. It is a devastating sequence in a devastating film. Needless to say, it has little in common with the moral vacuum of Platoon or the aerial high- jinks of Memphis Belle. Come and See is that rare thing, a genuine anti-war film. Perhaps for that reason it is largely unknown over here.
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