Katyń, 2007, 120 min.
|Anna, Andrzej’s wife||Maja Ostaszewska|
|Andrzej, the Captain of Horse||Artur Zmijewski|
|Maria, Andrzej’s mother||Maja Komorowska|
|Jerzy, Lieutenant||Andrzej Chyra|
|Róża, General’s wife||Danuta Stenka|
|Piotr, Flying Officer||Pawel Malaszynski|
|Agnieszka, Piotr’s sister||Magdalena Cielecka|
|Army Chaplain||Olgierd Lukaszewicz|
In 1943 the Germans announced that they discovered the graves of those murdered by the NKVD in Katyn. The Soviets denied this fact and accused the Germans of the crime. The Soviets deliberately fabricated evidence to try to authenticate their lie. In communist Poland telling the truth about Katyn resulted in persecution by the Secret Police. “Katyn” does not tell the story of the Katyn massacre, rather the film tells about the Katyn lie. The families of the murdered had to live with the awareness of not only this immense crime, but also of the cynical lie fabricated by the Soviet state. These families’ fate is the main subject of this film.