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The untold story of the crime Stalin could not hideSep. 21, 2007122 Min.
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#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – When the Soviet Union on 17 September 1939 invades Poland, Anna Aleksandrowna leaves her home in Krakow to search for her husband, the Polish captain Andrzej. She finds him together with other officers captured by the Red Army, but some minutes later he is pushed into a train, which will take all the Polish officers to a prison camp in Kozelsk in Russia. Anna and her daughter Nika is now stuck in the Soviet occupied zone, unable to go back to Krakow in the German zone, not until a brave Russian captain helps them to flee. 3 April 1940 Andrzej is transported from the prison camp in Kozelsk to the Katyn Forest, where thousands of Polish officers are killed. In 1943 the Germans capture this area and find the mass graves. 13 April 1943 they start announcing the names of the identified corpses through loudspeakers in Krakow. Anna is happy that Andrzej is not in any of the Katyn lists, which gives her some hope. 18 January 1945 the Red Army liberates Krakow from the Nazis. The Russians start blaming the Katyn Massacre on the Germans, proclaiming that it happened in 1941 instead of 1940. Everybody knows that this isn’t true, but those who refuse to accept the Soviet version are imprisoned or killed by the Red Army.
Plot: On September 1st, 1939, Nazi Germany invades Poland, unleashing World War II. On September 17th, the Soviet Red Army crosses the border. The Polish army, unable to fight on two fronts, is defeated. Thousands of Polish men, both military and government officials, are captured by the invaders. Their fate will only be known several years later.
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Deserves to be seen by a much wider audience
Everyone in Poland has heard of the Katyn massacre but I’ve been surprised and saddened at how few people in Britain know of the atrocity. In the early part of the Second World War, more than 4,000 Polish soldiers were executed in the Katyn forest near Smolensk in western Russia. This was part of an organised effort to eradicate the military, political and intellectual leadership of Poland and a series of executions in various other locations removed some 22,000 Poles from their loved ones and their nation.

So, who did this? The Germans claimed to have uncovered the bodies in 1943 and blamed the Soviets in an effort to embarrass and divide the Allies. The Soviet Union categorically denied the crime at the time and for decades afterwards, only in 1990 admitting what the Poles and any independent assessor of the evidence knew: Stalin’s NKVD perpetrated the horror on his express command.

The incident has now been made into a major Polish film by the acclaimed Polish director Andrzej Wajda whose own father was killed at Katyn and who is now in his 80s. The work was premiered at the Berlin film festival in 2007; it was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Film in 2008; and it finally arrived in Britain in a few cinemas in the summer of 2009. It is an exceptional work – both powerful and moving – that deserves a much larger audience.

Starting in 1939 with the simultaneous invasion of Poland by the Nazis and the Soviets, it takes us in several jumps to the immediate post-war period and underlines that the shame of Katyn was not just the deaths of the 22,000 in 1940 but the denial of the truth by so many people for so many years afterwards. Through the device of a prolonged flashback, the film concludes with a return to Katyn with close-up scenes of the sheer brutality of what was unquestionably a war crime.

The film is based on a novel by Andrzej Mularczyk and revolves around a number of fictional families with a fair bit of location work in Krakow, a city centre that looks today much like it did in the 1940s and which I have visited. The photography and acting are both excellent and selective use of wartime film footage simply adds to the sense of verisimilitude.

Footnote: To my utter astonishment, at the Renoir cinema in central London where I saw the film, as I descended the stairs to the screen, I was given a leaflet by a representation of something called The Stalin Society which insisted that the massacre was carried out by the Germans in 1943 and that Wajda’s film is simply part of a sustained attempt to discredit communism at a time of economic crisis when so many people would see it as the obvious alternative to capitalism.

Review By: rogerdarlington Rating: Date: 2009-06-22
more a testimony than an art film
The opening and the ending scenes in this film will be hard to forget for anybody who sees them. The opening happens on a bridge someplace in Poland in September 1939. Refugees run on the bridge from both sizes – on one side running of the Nazis, on the other side from the Soviets. They have no place to run, no place to hide. A strong metaphor for a nation abandoned by history.

Then comes the movie, a movie that Wajda wanted to make for decades about the massacre of thousands of Polish officers taken prisoners by the Russians in the first month of WWII – one of the most controversial moments and abject crimes in a war that was full of abject crimes. While the message is strong and crisp, the feeling one gets is that an even better film was missed. While the stories of the families trying to find the truth about the prisoners, then fighting for the truth not to be buried or used as propaganda by the two dictatorships that occupied Poland are in the center of the film, the description is too direct. It looks like Wajda who is certainly a great director wanted on purpose to make a very straight indictment in this film. He was more interested in the testimony than in art.

The final scene brings to screen the massacre itself. Although quite graphical in nature, it is moving and unforgettable. Then, for many moments the screen turns to black before credits run. The screen may have become dark, but the memory lives and will live forever for those who saw this movie.

Review By: dromasca Rating: 8 Date: 2009-05-16

Other Information:

Original Title Katyń
Release Date 2007-09-21
Release Year 2007

Original Language pl
Runtime 2 hr 2 min (122 min), 2 hr 1 min (121 min) (USA), 1 hr 58 min (118 min) (Berlin International) (Germany), 1 hr 58 min (118 min) (Mar del Plata) (Argentina)
Budget 5600000
Revenue 14768451
Status Released
Rated Not Rated
Genre Drama, History, War
Director Andrzej Wajda
Writer Andrzej Mularczyk, Przemyslaw Nowakowski, Wladyslaw Pasikowski
Actors Andrzej Chyra, Maja Ostaszewska, Artur Zmijewski
Country Poland
Awards Nominated for 1 Oscar. 14 wins & 14 nominations total
Production Company N/A
Website N/A

Technical Information:

Sound Mix Dolby Digital EX, Dolby Digital, DTS
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera N/A
Laboratory Augustus Color, Roma, Italy, Laboratorium, Poland (prints), The Chimney Pot Warszawa (digital intermediate), WFD&F, Warsaw, Poland (film processing)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision2 250D 5205, Vision2 500T 5218)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (4K) (master format), Super 35 (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic)

Katyn 2007 123movies
Katyn 2007 123movies
Katyn 2007 123movies
Original title Katyń
TMDb Rating 6.8 159 votes

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