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Katyn
(DVD)

DIRECTED BY - Andrzej Wajda


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 Polands dependence on Russia.

 

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GENRES - drama, international

Film Info

RUNTIME - 117 minutes

RATING - Not Rated

YEAR - 2007

FORMAT - DVD Region 1

COUNTRY - Poland

LANGUAGE - Polish

SUBTITLES - English

ATTRIBUTES - Widescreen, Anamorphic

SPECIAL FEATURES (DVD Only) -

DVD Features:

Region 1

NTSC

Keep Case

Anamorphic Widescreen - 2.35

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Director

Andrzej Wajda

Screenwriter

Wladyslaw Pasikowski

Screenwriter

Andrzej Wajda

Screenwriter

Przemyslaw Nowakowski

Star(s)

Artur Zmijewski

Star(s)

Andrzej Chyra

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Press

3 stars out of 5 -- "The narrative, in the form of a docu-drama, is all the more gripping because of the restraint Wajda demonstrates."

- Richard Mowe, Box Office

"[S]olemn and searing....With elegant concision, the film explores both the events leading up to the massacre and its aftermath..."

- A. O. Scott, New York Times

 

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