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An examination of the Soviet slaughter of thousands of Polish officers and citizens in the Katyn forest in 1940.

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  • Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 14 wins & 12 nominations.
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Lt. Jerzy
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Anna
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Andrzej
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Róza
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General
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Agnieszka
Agnieszka Glinska ...
Irena
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Lt. Piotr
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Andrzej's Mother
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Professor Jan
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Tadeusz
Agnieszka Kawiorska ...
Ewa
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Maj. Popov
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Obersturmbannführer Brunon Müller (as Joachim Assböck)
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Polish Officer
Sebastian Bezzel ...
Propaganda Abteilung Officer
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Lt. Klin
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Old Man at the Bridge
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Stasia
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UB Major
Waldemar Czyszak
Alicja Dabrowska ...
Actress
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Commisar (as Oleh Drach)
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Teacher
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Weronika
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Professor of Chemistry
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Priest
Zbigniew Kozlowski ...
Militia Officer
Rafal Kronenberger
Roman Leus
Janusz Lagodzinski
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Priest
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Wanda Wasilewska (voice)
Tomasz Miedzik
Józef Mika ...
German Translator
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German Soldier
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Priest
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Barber
Dariusz Poleszak ...
German Officer
Jakub Przebindowski ...
Young priest
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Elzbieta
Jacek Romanowski
Rafal Sadowski
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NKWD Officer (as Oleh Savkin)
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Polish Officer
Tadeusz Wojtych ...
Photographer Wladyslaw
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Postman
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Mrs. Greta
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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
Wojciech Leonowicz
Tomasz Leszczynski
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Soldier
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Officer
Piotr Polak
Jacek Rathe
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General's wife driver
Szymon Rzaca
Piotr Sieklucki
Klaudia Siemek
Andrzej Sitek
Jakub Snochowski
Krzysztof Plewako-Szczerbinski ...
(as Krzysztof Szczerbinski)
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Professor
Zbigniew Swiderski
Agnieszka Wensorra
Stefan Wójcicki
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Czeslaw

Directed by

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Andrzej Wajda

Written by

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Andrzej Mularczyk ... (story)
 
Przemyslaw Nowakowski ... (screenplay)
 
Wladyslaw Pasikowski ... (screenplay)
 
Andrzej Wajda ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Katarzyna Fukacz-Cebula ... executive producer
Michal Kwiecinski ... executive producer / producer
Dominique Lesage ... co-producer
Dariusz Wieromiejczyk ... co-producer

Music by

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Krzysztof Penderecki

Cinematography by

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Pawel Edelman

Film Editing by

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Milenia Fiedler
Rafal Listopad

Editorial Department

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Jedrzej Sablinski ... digital intermediate supervisor

Casting By

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Ewa Brodzka

Production Design by

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Magdalena Dipont

Art Direction by

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Marek Kukawski
Ryszard Melliwa

Set Decoration by

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Wieslawa Chojkowska

Costume Design by

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Magdalena Biedrzycka

Makeup Department

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Aneta Brzozowska ... makeup designer
Agnieszka Hodowana ... assistant makeup artist
Alicja Kozlowska ... makeup designer
Tomasz Matraszek ... makeup artist
Waldemar Pokromski ... makeup artist
Beata Rolkowska ... makeup artist

Production Management

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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
Piotr Zimon ... stage hand

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Ewa Brodzka ... second unit director
Marek Cydorowicz ... second unit director
Agnieszka Glinska ... first assistant director
Jan Kwiecinski ... trainee assistant director
Kordian Piwowarski ... assistant director
Piotr Wozniak-Starak ... assistant director (as Piotr Wozniak Starak)
Marcin Starzecki ... trainee assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department

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Dariusz Rzepecki ... props: associate
Waldemar Weiss ... construction coordinator

Sound Department

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Roberto Cappannelli ... re-recording mixer
Katarzyna Dzida-Hamela ... sound mixer
Leszek Freund ... sound recordist
Jacek Hamela ... sound
Oleg Kulchytskyi ... re-recording mixer (as Oleg Kulchytskyy)
Radoslaw Sklodowski ... assistant re-recording mixer
Marek Wronko ... sound recordist

Visual Effects by

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Krzysztof Grygowski ... visual effects artist
Jakub Knapik ... visual effects
Radoslaw Rekita ... digital intermediate conform editor
Kamil Rutkowski ... digital intermediate supervisor
Jaroslaw Sawko ... visual effects supervisor (as Jarek Sawko)
Jacek Skrobisz ... visual effects artist
Michal Skrzypiec ... compositing artist
Filip Stylinski ... digital intermediate conform editor
Vacek Szawdyn ... visual effects
Albert Szostkiewicz ... digital compositor: Platige Image
Dorota Wolnicka-Szczesniak ... visual effects producer

Stunts

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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

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Piotr Bukojemski ... additional camerawork
Andrzej Glacel ... Steadicam operator
Krzysztof Mieszkowski ... assistant camera
Jeremi Prokopowicz ... camera operator (as Jeremiasz Prokopowicz)
Marek Rajca ... additional cinematographer
Piotr Sobocinski Jr. ... camera operator
Maurizio Tiella ... additional camerawork

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Ryszard Manczak ... military and historical wardrobe

Location Management

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Jaroslaw Jakubiec ... assistant location manager

Music Department

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Tadeusz Boniecki ... orchestra contractor
Marta Broczkowska ... music supervisor
Piotr Domanski ... musician: timpani
Bartek Gliniak ... music adapted by (as Bartlomiej Gliniak) / music consultant (as Bartlomiej Gliniak) / music recording supervisor (as Bartlomiej Gliniak)
Dominika Gliniak ... music coordinator
Grzegorz Gorczyca ... musician (piano)
Konstanty Andrzej Kulka ... musician (violin)
Tadeusz Mieczkowski ... music engineer / music mixer
Aleksandra Ohar ... musician: cello
Stanislaw Radwan ... music adapted by / music consultant
Andrzej Sienkiewicz ... musician: bass trumpet
Antoni Wit ... conductor
Henryk Wojnarowski ... chorus master

Script and Continuity Department

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Anna Zenowicz ... script supervisor

Other crew

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Gilles Thompson ... french adaptation

Production Companies

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Distributors

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Special Effects

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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. Written by Maths Jesperson {maths.jesperson1@comhem.se}

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Taglines The untold story of the crime Stalin could not hide. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Post mortem. Opowiesc katynska (Poland)
  • Katyń (Poland)
  • Das Massaker von Katyn (Germany)
  • Pădurea Katyn (Romania)
  • Катин (Bulgaria, Bulgarian title)
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Runtime
  • 122 min
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Box Office

Budget PLN15,000,000 (estimated)
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $14,723,313, 19 Apr 2015

Did You Know?

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Trivia The director's father was killed in this massacre. Andrzej Wajda was only 13 years old then. His father's remains were never found. See more »
Goofs 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). See more »
Soundtracks Polish Requiem For 4 Solo Voices, Choir And Orchestra See more »

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