Directed by BAFTA Award Nominee Piotr Szkopiak, 'The Last Witness' is a political thriller based on the harrowing true events of the Katyn Massacre in Spring 1940. In post-war England, ambitious journalist Stephen Underwood (Alex Pettyfer) comes across a disturbing spate of suicides by resettled Polish soldiers. Sensing a story, his first port of call is Colonel Janusz Pietrowski (Will Thorp), a Liaison Officer for the re- settlement of Polish troops under British command. But the meeting with Pietrowski leaves Stephen unsettled, and from here his investigation escalates as he finds himself embroiled in a dangerous, multi-layered conspiracy concerning the execution of 22,000 Polish military and civilians by Stalin's secret police.
Another Insight into the KATYN Massacre Mystery
- The Last Witness review by KW
A very interesting film covering initially the suicides of a significant number of Polish soldiers living in the Uk and a leak that lead to a British journalist uncovering the facts of the KATYN massacre which governments of the day were so desperate to cover up for what ever reasons? The story line kept moving at a very steady pace keeping one enthralled and the acting of the ensemble cast was outstanding.