WFC Belarus: Ідзі і глядзі

Oops. This isn’t a very Belarussian film: It’s from the Soviet era.

And this DVD is just ridiculous. It looks like it’s been recorded off the TV and then somebody has blurred the English subtitles, and then added new Korean and English subtitles on top.

But I’ve made krambambulya! It’s too late to back our now!

Oh, this is that famous war film… I didn’t make the connection when I bought this DVD.

I just don’t know. This is probably is brilliant film and everything, but I just find it a bit silly. I mean, there’s a lot intentionally silly sequences, but I felt that parts of this film were approaching kitch. I know, I’m a horrible person! Sorry!

My appreciation may have been negatively impacted by the horrible DVD copy.

I see that some people feel like this is an anti-German propaganda film. It seems like what these people object to isn’t that the film portrays Germans killing oodles and oodles of people, but that they’re undiciplined: Laughing and acting like buffoons while killing. *clutches pearls*

Come and See. Elem Klimov. 1985. Belarus.

Krambambulya

  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 black peppercorns
  • 10cl vodka
  • 10cl water
  • some muscat nut
  • 1 tsp honey
  • cloves

Bring everything to a boil, and then let simmer for ten minutes. Strain through cloth, chill and serve with ice.

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