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Katyn

4

Mass murder in the forest in wartime Poland

Andrzej Wajda’s WW1 epic deftly anatomises a harrowing true story: the Soviet massacre of 22,000 Polish prisoners of war in the Katyn forest in 1940 – an atrocity blamed on the Nazis.

If this is Wajda’s hardest-hitting work in years, that’s maybe because it has an acutely personal dimension: the director’s father was among the dead.

Unavailable at press time, extras include a Making Of and extended Wajda interview.
 

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