Signature Entertainment has released the UK Trailer for The Last Witness starring Alex Pettyfer. The heartbreaking true story which is one that’s very close to the film’s director Piotr Szkopiak. His own mother found herself deported from Poland to Siberia by Stalin’s secret police in 1940.
The film is set to post world war two England and an ambitious young journalist (Pettyfer) who investigates a disturbing spate of ‘suicides’ by resettled Polish soldiers. What he doesn’t realise he’s about to open the doors to a dangerous conspiracy concerning the disappearance of 22,000 Polish soldiers and civilians during the war.
Looks a very tense, atmospheric possibly a little political thriller that looks at one of the British governments worst cover-ups in history, check out the trailer…
ENGLAND, 1947. THE FIGHT FOR THE TRUTH BEGINS.
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 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 the fictional re-telling of a bloody and heartbreaking story by director Piotr Szkopiak, whose mother Emilia Szkopiak, was deported to Siberia by the Soviets in 1940. In 1942 Emilia left the Soviet Union and eventually settled in England in 1947 where she continues to live to this day. Her father and Piotr Szkopiak’s grandfather, Wojciech Stanisław Wójcik, was executed in the Katyn Massacre.
The film also stars Michael Gambon, Talulah Riley, Robert Więckiewicz and Will Thorp.
The Last Witness will be released in the UK and Ireland on DVD & Digital 27th August.Powered by Sidelines