Biography

Elem Germanovich Klimov (Russian: Эле́м Ге́рманович Кли́мов; 9 July 1933 – 26 October 2003) was a Soviet Russian film director. He studied at VGIK, and was married to film director Larisa Shepitko. Klimov is best known in the West for his final film, 1985's Come and See (Иди и смотри), which follows a teenage boy in German-occupied Belarus during the German-Soviet War and is often considered one of the greatest war films ever made. He also directed dark comedies, children's movies, and historical pictures.

Elem Germanovich Klimov (Russian: Эле́м Ге́рманович Кли́мов; 9 July 1933 – 26 October 2003) was a Soviet Russian film director. He studied at VGIK, and was married to film director Larisa Shepitko. Klimov is best known in the West for his final film, 1985's Come and See (Иди и смотри), which follows a teenage boy in German-occupied Belarus during the German-Soviet War and is often considered one of the greatest war films ever made. He also directed dark comedies, children's movies, and historical pictures.

Personal Info

Known For Directing

Gender Male

Known Credits 12

Birthday 1933-07-09

Day of Death 2003-10-26

Place of Birth Stalingrad, Soviet Union

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Also Known As

  • Elem Germanowitsch Klimow
  • Elem Germanovič Klimov
  • Элем Климов

Directing TV ShowsMovies

1985 Come and See Director
1983 Farewell Director
1981 Agony: The Life and Death of Rasputin Director
1980 Larisa Director
1974 And Still I Believe... Director
1970 Sport, Sport, Sport Director
1965 Adventures of a Dentist Director
1964 Welcome, or No Trespassing Director
1962 Look! The Sky! Director
1960 The Groom Director

Acting

1988 Klimov as Himself
1980 Larisa as Himself
1959 Ребята с нашего двора

Writing

1985 Come and See Screenplay
1980 Larisa Writer

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