Katyn

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Katyn
Katyn-poster.jpg
'Cinema Poster
Country POL.jpg Poland
Directed by Andrzej Wajda
Release Date 2007
Language Polish
German
Russian
Studio Akson Studio, TVP S.A.
Distributor Koch Lorber Films
Main Cast
Character Actor
Lt. Jerzy Andrzej Chyra
Anna Maja Ostaszewska
Tadeusz Antoni Pawlicki
Agnieszka Magdalena Cielecka
Major Popov Sergey Garmash
Róza Danuta Stenka
Lt. Piotr Pawel Malaszynski



Katyn is a 2007 World War II drama directed by Andrzej Wajda. The film tells one of the darkest events of Polish history: the massacre of 22,500 Polish soldiers and civilians carried out by the Soviet secret police NKVD in 1940. The axis of the film are the stories of women who lost their husbands, brothers, sons. Some of them also come into Soviet captivity, others are looking for evidence of their survival, others is apathetically resigned to the worst. The film was nominated in 2008 for an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film.


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The following weapons are featured in the film Katyn:


Tokarev TT-33 pistol

Lt. Jerzy (Andrzej Chyra) prepares to shoot himself with a Tokarev TT-33.

Tokarev TT-33 - 7.62x25mm Tokarev. Tula Arsenal (Soviet Union) Note CCCP printing around the star on the plastic grips
Andrzej Chyra-Tokarev TT-33.jpg
TT-33 pistol-Katyn.jpg

Walther P38 pistol

The members of the NKVD execute Polish officers with German Walther P38 pistols.

Walther P38 pistol (manufactured at the Mauser Factory) - World War II dated - 9x19mm
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NKVD-Walther P38-Katyn-1.jpg
NKVD-Walther P38-Katyn-2.jpg

Luger P08

Some characters carry also a Luger P08 pistol.

Luger P08 - 9x19mm
Tadeusz (Antoni Pawlicki) with a gun hidden in his baggage.
She was found lying next to his body by a military patrol.

PPSh-41

Soviet and Polish troops are equipped with PPSh-41 submachine guns.

PPSh-41 Submachine Gun - 7.62x25mm Tokarev
Soviet soldiers-PPSh-41-Katyn.jpg
Polish soldier-PPSh-41-Katyn.jpg

Karabiner 98k

German soldiers are seen also with a Karabiner 98k rifles.

Karabiner 98k - German manufacture 1937 date - 7.92x57mm Mauser
SS soldier-Karabiner 98k-Katyn.jpg

Mosin Nagant Rifle

Red Army and NKVD soldiers are armed with Mosin Nagant Rifles.

Full-length, Soviet Mosin Nagant M91/30 - 7.62x54R
NKVD-M-N-rifle-Katyn.jpg
Red Army-M-N rifle-Katyn.jpg

Goryunov SG-43 Machine Gun

A Soviet machine gun crew dragging a wheeled Goryunov SG-43 Machine Gun.

Goryunov SG-43 Machine Gun On 'Sokolov' mount with shield - 7.62x54mm R
Soviet soldier-SG-43-Katyn.jpg



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