Katyn

Synopsis: 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
Genre: Drama, History, War
Director(s): Andrzej Wajda
Production: Artificial Eye
  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 14 wins & 12 nominations.
 
IMDB:
7.1
Metacritic:
81
Rotten Tomatoes:
94%
Year:
2007
121 min
Website
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- Why, She's in Cracow.

What're you doing here, Anna?

Why aren't you in Cracow?

- Where's Nika?

- Andrzej...

- Andrzej, I thought...

- Where's Nika?

You'll see her

in the presbytery.

What presbytery?

What presbytery?

Nearby. I have another

bicycle for you. Just change.

They're not watching closely.

I got thru with no problem.

What do you mean?

I want you to be with us,

to take care of me

and our daughter.

Anna, listen to me...

You're a wife of a Polish officer.

This conversation is pointless.

Pointless? I've traveled across

half of Poland to you!

I'm bound by my military pledge.

You swore to me...

before God.

Till death do us part,

you've forgotten?

I swore to them too.

You just don't love us.

- By God, Anna, calm down.

- I beg you...

I beg you, Andrzej...

No talking to the prisoner!

- Andrzej.

- All will be well.

- Daddy!

- Niki.

Don't go away!

Take her.

- Take her away.

- Come, darling.

Take care.

Nika!

Daddy!

Daddy!

Daddy!

THE YOUNGEST CAVALRY CAPTAIN...

Maybe the navy blue

would be better?

No, thank you, my dear.

I thought you were working.

I found an old paper

with Andrzej's photo

when he was the youngest

cavalry captain in the Polish Army.

Our son lives. He's in captivity,

but he lives.

Thank you.

- Will you have a speech today?

- Not today.

We have to listen to the lecture

of that SS officer... Mller?

- I told you.

- We need to buy a new jacket.

Mller. Doctor Mller.

Does he have

a scientific degree,

- that Mller?

- Yes. He calls himself

police government adviser.

Dr. Mller.

Jan...

...you don't want to go there?

Out of the question.

We all must be there.

We can't leave

the chancellor alone.

The Germans must believe

that we are of one mind

when it comes to the independence

of the university.

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