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Film, Drama
5 out of 5 stars
(3user reviews)
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Time Out says

Soviet Belorussia, near the Polish border, 1943. Florya, a young partisan, left behind as his unit moves to prepare for a renewed German advance, returns to his village to find only a mass of bodies, including those of his family, and later witnesses the entire population of a near-by town being machine-gunned and burnt to death. This epic, allegorical and traumatising enactment of the hellish experience of war (especially its effect upon a generation of the Soviet people) is rendered by Klimov - albeit unintentionally - as a disorienting and undifferentiated amalgam of almost lyrical poeticism and expressionist nightmare.


Release details

142 mins

Cast and crew

Elem Klimov
Ales Adamovich, Elem Klimov
Alexei Kravchenko
Olga Mironova
Liubomiras Laucevicius
Vladas Bagdonas
Victor Lorents
J Lumiste

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The barn burning sequence is one of the most unsettling scene ever put to film. One's mind struggles to comprehend not what might have been, but what was.