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Katyn -- Katyn tells the affecting story of four fictional officers and their families as they struggle to uncover the truth.

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21 September 2007 (Poland) See more »
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An examination of the Soviet slaughter of thousands of Polish officers and citizens in the Katyn forest in 1940. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Nominated for Oscar. Another 14 wins & 11 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
"The Soviet Red Army is your ONLY friend" See more (75 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Andrzej Chyra ... Lt. Jerzy
Maja Ostaszewska ... Anna
Artur Zmijewski ... Andrzej
Danuta Stenka ... Róza
Jan Englert ... General
Magdalena Cielecka ... Agnieszka
Agnieszka Glinska ... Irena
Pawel Malaszynski ... Lt. Piotr
Maja Komorowska ... Andrzej's Mother
Wladyslaw Kowalski ... Professor Jan
Antoni Pawlicki ... Tadeusz
Agnieszka Kawiorska ... Ewa

Sergey Garmash ... Maj. Popov

Joachim Paul Assböck ... Obersturmbannführer Brunon Müller (as Joachim Assböck)
Waldemar Barwinski ... Polish Officer
Sebastian Bezzel ... Propaganda Abteilung Officer

Jacek Braciak ... Lt. Klin
Stanislaw Brudny ... Old Man at the Bridge
Stanislawa Celinska ... Stasia
Leon Charewicz ... UB Major
Waldemar Czyszak
Alicja Dabrowska ... Actress
Oleg Drach ... Commisar (as Oleh Drach)
Aleksander Fabisiak ... Teacher
Wiktoria Gasiewska ... Weronika
Krzysztof Globisz ... Professor of Chemistry
Krzysztof Kolberger ... Priest
Zbigniew Kozlowski ... Militia Officer
Rafal Kronenberger
Roman Leus
Janusz Lagodzinski
Olgierd Lukaszewicz ... Priest
Maria Maj ... Wanda Wasilewska (voice)
Tomasz Miedzik
Józef Mika ... German Translator
Andrzej Pieczynski ... German Soldier
Leszek Piskorz ... Priest
Waldemar Pokromski ... Barber
Dariusz Poleszak ... German Officer
Jakub Przebindowski ... Young priest
Anna Radwan ... Elzbieta
Jacek Romanowski
Rafal Sadowski
Oleg Savkin ... NKWD Officer (as Oleh Savkin)
Dariusz Toczek ... Polish Officer
Tadeusz Wojtych ... Photographer Wladyslaw
Wieslaw Wójcik ... Postman
Krystyna Zachwatowicz ... Mrs. Greta
Ilja Zmiejew ... Lt. Kozlov
Vladimir Abramushkin (as Wladimir Abramuszkin)
Miroslaw Bala
Wojciech Chorazy
Robert Cichon
Piotr Cichon
Rafal Czachur
Jacek Drozd
Roman Gruszkiewicz
Adam Graczyk
Dymitr Holówko
Marek Karpowicz
Joanna Kawiorska ... Young Ewa
Józef Kielar
Andrzej Kociubinski
Piotr Kolski
Filip Kowalczyk
Barbara Kurzaj
Grzegorz Kwiecien
Jacek Lenartowicz
Wojciech Leonowicz
Tomasz Leszczynski
Maciej Mikolajczyk
Andrzej Mlynarczyk ... Officer
Piotr Polak
Jacek Rathe
Modest Rucinski
Szymon Rzaca
Piotr Sieklucki
Klaudia Siemek
Andrzej Sitek
Jakub Snochowski
Krzysztof Szczerbinski
Andrzej Szenajch ... Professor
Zbigniew Swiderski
Agnieszka Wensorra
Stefan Wójcicki
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Directed by
Andrzej Wajda 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Andrzej Mularczyk  story
Przemyslaw Nowakowski 
Wladyslaw Pasikowski 
Andrzej Wajda 

Produced by
Katarzyna Fukacz-Cebula .... executive producer
Michal Kwiecinski .... executive producer
Michal Kwiecinski .... producer
Dominique Lesage .... co-producer
Dariusz Wieromiejczyk .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Krzysztof Penderecki 
 
Cinematography by
Pawel Edelman 
 
Film Editing by
Milenia Fiedler 
Rafal Listopad 
 
Casting by
Ewa Brodzka 
 
Production Design by
Magdalena Dipont 
 
Art Direction by
Marek Kukawski 
Ryszard Melliwa 
 
Set Decoration by
Wieslawa Chojkowska 
 
Costume Design by
Magdalena Biedrzycka 
 
Makeup Department
Aneta Brzozowska .... makeup designer
Alicja Kozlowska .... makeup designer
Tomasz Matraszek .... makeup artist
Waldemar Pokromski .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Dagmara Bonczyk .... unit production manager
Aleksandra Frosztega .... unit production manager
Magdalena Jaworska .... assistant production manager
Jerzy Mizak .... unit production manager
Kamil Przelecki .... production manager
Lukasz Zielinski .... assistant production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ewa Brodzka .... second unit director
Marek Cydorowicz .... second unit director
Agnieszka Glinska .... first assistant director
Jan Kwiecinski .... trainee assistant director
Marcin Starzecki .... trainee assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Waldemar Weiss .... construction coordinator
 
Sound Department
Roberto Cappannelli .... sound re-recording mixer
Leszek Freund .... sound recordist
Jacek Hamela .... sound
Oleg Kulchytskyy .... sound re-recording mixer
Marek Wronko .... sound recordist
 
Visual Effects by
Jakub Knapik .... visual effects
Radoslaw Rekita .... digital intermediate conform editor
Kamil Rutkowski .... digital intermediate supervisor
Jarek Sawko .... visual effects supervisor
Filip Stylinski .... digital intermediate conform editor
Vacek Szawdyn .... visual effects
Albert Szostkiewicz .... digital compositor: Platige Image
Dorota Wolnicka-Szczesniak .... visual effects producer
Bruce Jurgens .... visual effects consultant (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Marcin Bak .... stunts
Mateusz Bodzioch .... stunts
Piotr Cichon .... stunts
Robert Cichon .... stunts
Michal Derlicki .... stunts
Jacek Drozd .... stunts
Roman Gruszkiewicz .... stunts
Michal Ignatowicz .... stunts
Ryszard Janikowski .... stunt coordinator
Andrzej Kociubinski .... stunts
Tomasz Kowalski .... stunts
Robert Krzycholik .... stunts
Grzegorz Kulesza .... stunts
Lukasz Lipiarz .... stunts
Tomasz Marszalek .... stunts
Adam Matusiak .... stunts
Marek Mirenski .... stunts
Robert Morze .... stunts
Jaroslaw Olszewski .... stunts
Robert Poplawski .... stunts
Jacek Rathe .... stunts
Andrzej Sitek .... stunts
Zbigniew Swiderski .... stunts
Waclaw Szmalec .... stunts
Jacek Wrzosek .... stunts
Stefan Wójcicki .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Piotr Bukojemski .... additional camerawork
Andrzej Glacel .... Steadicam operator
Krzysztof Mieszkowski .... assistant camera
Jeremiasz Prokopowicz .... camera operator
Marek Rajca .... additional cinematographer
Piotr Sobocinski Jr. .... camera operator
Maurizio Tiella .... additional camerawork
 
Music Department
Tadeusz Boniecki .... orchestra contractor
Marta Broczkowska .... music supervisor
Piotr Domanski .... musician: timpani
Bartlomiej Gliniak .... music adapted by
Bartlomiej Gliniak .... music consultant
Bartlomiej Gliniak .... music recording supervisor
Grzegorz Gorczyca .... musician (piano)
Konstanty Andrzej Kulka .... musician (violin)
Tadeusz Mieczkowski .... music engineer
Tadeusz Mieczkowski .... music mixer
Aleksandra Ohar .... musician: cello
Stanislaw Radwan .... music adapted by
Stanislaw Radwan .... music consultant
Andrzej Sienkiewicz .... musician: bass trumpet
Antoni Wit .... conductor
Henryk Wojnarowski .... chorus master
 

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Runtime:
122 min | Germany:118 min (Berlin International Film Festival) | Argentina:118 min (Mar del Plata Film Festival) | USA:121 min
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2.35 : 1 See more »
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Trivia:
Poland's Official Submission to the Best Foreign Language Film Category of the 80th Annual Academy Awards (2008).See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: Tur says to Ewa, "Haven't you seen that Disney's "The Sleeping Beauty", remember?" That movie was first released fourteen years after 1945, so this may be a mistranslation in the subtitles for "Snow White".See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in The 80th Annual Academy Awards (2008) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
Polish Requiem For 4 Solo Voices, Choir And OrchestraSee more »

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102 out of 133 people found the following review useful.
"The Soviet Red Army is your ONLY friend", 8 December 2007
Author: screenwriter-14 from United States

KATYN is one of the most powerful World War II films I have ever seen and from the first frame of Poles fleeing from the Germans to the rear and the Russians in the front, an audience immediately feels the horror and claustrophobia of attempting to flee from the enemy, but with a sense of absolutely no where to run. The cast is simply superb, the story one of Polish Officers who meet their fate at the hands of the enemy, but with a sense of pride in themselves and their families, and the men and women who struggled to deal with both the Germans and the Russians and survive, is one written in the annals of history, but now with the truth of the slaughter finally brought to light. The final scenes in KATYN sent me from the theater with a sense of wanting to get a deep breath of air in my lungs, and to attempt to digest the horror I had just seen on the screen. KATYN deserves the Oscar and it is a film that will haunt you forever.

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Why did the film say 12,000 dead when it was 22,000? sidney76
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