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Katyn

Author: Andrzej WajdaWładysław PasikowskiPrzemysław NowakowskiMichał KwiecińskiKrzysztof PendereckiAll authors
Publisher: Port Washington, N.Y. : Koch Lorber Films : Distributed by E1 Entertainment, [2009]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : Polish : Widescreen edView all editions and formats
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Dramatization of the massacre of 20,000 people (interned Polish officers as well as civilians accused of treason by the occupying Soviet forces) by the Soviet secret police at Katyń in the spring of 1940, and the cover-up that followed. Follows the fictional stories of four families, separated from one another in the confusion of September 1939, when the Soviets and Germans invaded Poland, through the Soviet  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Drama
History
Historical films
War films
Film adaptations
Fiction films
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Andrzej Wajda; Władysław Pasikowski; Przemysław Nowakowski; Michał Kwieciński; Krzysztof Penderecki; Andrzej Chyra; Maja Ostaszewska; Artur Żmijewski; Jan Englert; Danuta Stenka; Andrzej Mularczyk; Akson Studio (Firm); Polskie Radio i Telewizja.; Telekomunikacja Polska SA.; Koch Lorber Films.; E1 Entertainment (Firm)
ISBN: 1417201940 9781417201945
OCLC Number: 320908473
Language Note: Polish dialogue; English subtitles.
Notes: Based on the novel "Post mortem" by Andrzej Mularczyk.
Originally produced in 2007.
Widescreen format (16x9, aspect ratio 2.35:1).
Special features: Interview with director Andrejz Wajda ; "Katyn: 60 days on the set: making-of featurette," Polish premiere: interviews and reactions ; photo gallery.
Credits: Editors, Milena Fiedler, Rafał Listopad ; music, Krzyzstof Penderecki ; cinematography, Paweł Edelman.
Cast: Andrzej Chyra, Maja Ostaszewska, Artur Zmijewski, Jan Englert, Danuta Stenka, Magdalena Cielecka, Agnieszka Glinska, Maja Komorowska, Sergey Garmash.
Awards: Winner: Polish Film Awards, Best Picture.
Winner: European Film Awards, Prix d'Excellence.
Description: 1 videodisc (121 min. + 80 min. of extras) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD-video; Dolby digital 5.1 surround sound; 16x9 (2.35:1)
Responsibility: Akson Studio, Telewizja Polska S.A., Telekomunikacja Polska S.A. ; przy współfinansowaniu Polskiego Instytutu Sztuki Filmowej przedstawiają film ; scenariusz, Andrzej Wajda, Władysław Pasikowski, Przemysław Nowakowski ; producent, Michał Kwieciński ; reźyseria, Andrzej Wajda.

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Dramatization of the massacre of 20,000 people (interned Polish officers as well as civilians accused of treason by the occupying Soviet forces) by the Soviet secret police at Katyń in the spring of 1940, and the cover-up that followed. Follows the fictional stories of four families, separated from one another in the confusion of September 1939, when the Soviets and Germans invaded Poland, through the Soviet occupation in 1945 when the truth of the massacre gets suppressed.

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