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The Last Witness (2018)

Not Rated | | History, Thriller | 29 May 2018 (USA)
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An ambitious young journalist uncovers the horrific slaughter of 22,000 Polish officers during the Second World War. A secret that has been kept hidden for far too many years.


Piotr Szkopiak
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Alex Pettyfer ... Stephen Underwood
Robert Wieckiewicz ... Michael Loboda
Talulah Riley ... Jeanette Mitchell
Michael Gambon ... Frank Hamilton
Charles De'Ath ... Police Sergeant
Holly Aston ... Rose Miller (as Holly Augustine)
Anita Carey Anita Carey ... Joan Caldercott
Piotr Stramowski ... Andrzej Nowak
Will Thorp ... Colonel Janusz Pietrowski
Paddy Wallace ... DP Camp Sentry
Marko Leht ... Lieutenant Zygmunt Horniak
Akemnji Ndifornyen ... Sergeant Ekundayo Osunsanmi
Gwilym Lee ... Captain John Underwood
Mateusz Mirek ... Polish DP
Henry Lloyd-Hughes ... Mason Mitchell


A young, ambitious journalist risks love, career and ultimately his life to uncover the true identity of an Eastern European refugee and his connection to the British Government's collusion in the cover up of one of Stalin's most notorious crimes. Written by Vicarious Dreams

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UK | Poland



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29 May 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Katyn. Ostatni swiadek See more »

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A revealing movie
9 June 2018 | by zulunotSee all my reviews

The movie, though premised on the WW II backdrop, isn't a war movie. It's a movie that chronicles how arduously a journalist pursues the mysterious surfeit of suicides of ex-Polish corps. He tries to scrounge for a story, defying odds, from clandestinely poised observers to potentially malevolent institutional resistance.

The cinematography of the movie is very accurate in it's treatment of a sensitive subject, with the background score augmenting the pace of the movie, though it might raise the spectre of being a languidly paced movie, only to accentuate the realism that investigative journalism doesn't fructify as is portrayed in the stereotypical Hollywood movies. The movie is quite authentic in portrayal of the post war eras, with it's settings.

It is a poignant movie, and though movies are meant to be enjoyed, it leaves you retrospective, pondering how farcical history can be and how it is usually forged by the victors of a war, often under the garb of sustaining the feeble political entente.

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