Katyn (2007) - Plot Summary Poster


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  • On 17 September 1939, a group of Polish officers and soldiers are imprisoned by the Soviet Army on the border of Poland. Anna and her daughter Nika travel from Krakow to meet her husband and officer Andrzej and they try to convince him to leave the soldiers and escape back home. However, Andrzej refuses to leave the troop and is deported to USSR. Later the Soviet tells that the Polish officers had been massacred by the Germans in the Katyn Forest with a shot on the back of the neck. However Anna retrieves Andrzej's diary and discloses that the soldiers had been actually murdered by the Soviet Army.

    - Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • In 1939, the Germans invaded Poland; so do the Soviets, taking more than 10,000 officers prisoner. By the spring, they were executed and buried in the forest of Katyn. Women wait: Ana, her daughter, and her mother-in-law live in hope that Ana's husband Andrej has survived; a general's wife keeps a stiff backbone when the Soviets demand that she accuse the Germans of her husband's death; Agnieszka, a prisoner under the Germans, faces imprisonment in the new post-war Poland for saying her brother died at Soviet hands. Ana's nephew, whose father died at Katyn, is chased by police for defacing a propaganda poster. The corruption of the cover-up poisons the country. Will the truth come out?

    - Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>
  • An examination of the Soviet slaughter of thousands of Polish officers and citizens in the Katyn forest in 1940.

    - Written by Anonymous


Katyn describes the tragedy of a generation. The film follows the story of four Polish families whose lives are torn apart when...

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