In 1940 the Soviet Union ordered the execution of 22,000 Polish prisoners of war, 4,500 of whom were murdered in the Katyn forest in Russia. In a remarkably detailed documentary, Cedric Tourbe brings to light how this crime against humanity occurred and sheds light on the paranoid and ruthless inner workings of the Soviet state.

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Release : 02/20/2020
Genre : Documentary
Producer : Arte
Director : Cedric Tourbe
Recording : Ludovic Lefèvre