Political thriller The Last Witness is coming to DVD and Digital on 27th August 2018 via Signature Entertainment.
Directed BAFTA Award nominee Piotr Szkopiak (Small Time Obsession), who co-wrote the film with Paul Szambowski, The Last Witness is based on the harrowing true events of the Katyn Massacre in Spring 1940.
The Last Witness stars Alex Pettyfer (Magic Mike), Michael Gambon (Harry Potter), Talulah Riley (Westworld), Robert Więckiewicz (In Darkness) and Will Thorp (Coronation Street).
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 resettlement 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.
The Last Witness is a fictional re-telling and one that is personal to director Szkopiak, whose mother Emilia was deported to Siberia by the Soviets in 1940. Emilia left the Soviet Union in 1942 and settled in England in 1947, where still she resides today.
Her father and Szkopiak’s grandfather, Wojciech Stanisław Wójcik, was executed in the Katyn Massacre.
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The Last Witness is released by Signature Entertainment on DVD and Digital on 27th August 2018.