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- THE LAST WITNESS | British Board of Film Classification
It is during one of their clandestine meetings that Stephen witnesses a confrontation between a local farmer and Michael Loboda, a new arrival at the Camp, during which Loboda lets slip that he is Russian Sensing a twist, Stephen questions Loboda to find out why he is posing as a Polish refugee. Loboda reacts aggressively but tries to give nothing further away.
Later, unbeknownst to Loboda, Stephen discovers he is hiding a small cash-box containing a blood stained diary This is a fictional re-imagining of a bloody, heart-breaking, true tale.
One that has been covered up for far too long. Please let us know if we need to make any amendments to this Film entry mailing us directly at. Suggest a new film for the British Films Directory.
The Last Witness
Suggest a new festival for the international Festivals Directory. It could have been so much better, it should have been better. Directing and editing are very confusing: you are not allowed to easily understand the settings or the whole post-war background, there's no difference between the fighting age and the reconstruction time. You can't appreciate any shades that suggeste you are in Russia, England or Poland.
The whole movie seems to take place in the same few exteriors. The assembly rythm is terrible: the editing is very boring, so slow that loses all the tension and the final suspense there's none!
AFM: Alex Pettyfer to lead Katyn thriller 'The Last Witness'
Nor it helps in taking time to get deep in the characterization of the personages: their portraits are very flat, their evolving in the storyline and the following awareness of human monstrosity in war and politics both are superficial. Main character is tedious and pale, as well as being not quite an eagle Because, maybe, the production tried to avoid volgar spectacularization of the massacres, I guess, it eventually ends up to minimize the real tragedy: the movie turns out to depersonalize victims of Katyn, merely corps, lack of scenes, lack of details The acting is also quite poor and Michael Gambon's performance is completely wasted in two minor scenes Pretty enough are the cinematography and the original soundtracks.
Good basic plot, shaking movie structure and timing. In the end, all these aspects stop you to have any kind of "transfert" or to reach a deep empathy that the movie should have inspired. Its greatest fault is the lack of passion and heart: the claim and the reckoning of one of the worst slaughters in the 20th century, I feel, should have been shouted and screamed loudly like a running train to the truth, instead you hear just a whisper.
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Alternate Versions. Rate This. An ambitious young journalist uncovers the horrific slaughter of 22, Polish officers during the Second World War. A secret that has been kept hidden for far too many years.