With KATYN, celebrated Polish director Andrzej Wajda delivers a sweeping drama that exposes an oft-overlooked moment in WWII history. After the Nazis stormed into Poland, Stalin ordered Russian soldiers into the country as well, in order to oversee the imprisonment of all Polish officers. As these prisoners fearfully struggled to make sense of what was happening to them, the women in their lives--wives, siblings, mothers, daughters--anxiously awaited their return. Though mystery shrouded the events that were to unfold, these women eventually learned the bitter truth. Sadly, they were ordered to remain silent due to post-war Polandís dependence on Russia. Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film and directed by Academy Award Winner Andrzej Wajda.
Poland, 2007, Color 2:35:1 Aspect ratio, 117 Minutes, Polish dialog, English subtitles.
OVER 80 MINUTES OF BONUS FEATURES:
Interview with Andrzej Wajda
"Katyn: 60 Days on the Set" making-of featurette
By Entertainment Weekly Critic Lisa Schwarzbaum
"Wajda musters the power of classical filmmaking and personal emotional investment to dramatize a stunning atrocity long covered up..." -- Grade: A-
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