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as Lieutenant Pilot
as Captain's Mother
as Captain's Father
as Russian Officer
as Professor of Chemistry
as Anna's Sister-in-Law
as Lt. Colonel Müller
as Maj. Popov
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Critic Reviews for Katyn
[Director] Wajda has brought some small measure of rest to their names, to Poland, and to history.
Katyn is remarkably concise and (if one may say this about a cinematic commemoration of mass murder) elegant.
Wajda's intensity and passion, as well as his intelligence and craft, are unmistakable from the very first sequence. Virtually from the first shot.
The principal success of Wajda's stately, widescreen and exquisitely shot film lies in its sober attempt to mirror the fragmented truth of a genocide.
The great filmmaker's urge to show generations of his countrymen what they were told not to think about is what moves him, and while "Katyn" rises above didacticism, you can feel the director keeping his emotions in check throughout.
Has sweep and conviction and, most rewardingly, a long-overdue revelation of historical truth.
Audience Reviews for Katyn
Katy? is a brilliant exposition of the evil in the Polish-Russian history, the Katy? Massacre; with impressions of hope, lies, and struggle for identity, honor, and pride. Elegant despite the content. Serious, packing a powerful emotional punch. History made timely, interesting, and relevant.
Appreciate it for the historical knowledge it offered (you can blame my knowledge if you're a know-it-all), but the fictionalization and dialogues weren't quite effective.
"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." -George Santayana I have an affinity for true stories, especially those that bring to light an injustice or atrocity. Katyn is a powerful film about the war crimes of the Soviet Union on the people of Poland, specifically the slaughter of Polish officers in the Katyn forest, 1940. Deeply moving. God bless Poland.
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