In Darkness

R| 2 hr. 25 min.

Plot Summary
Leopold Socha (Robert Wieckiewicz) is a sewer worker in Nazi-occupied Lvov, Poland. When he finds a group of Jews hiding in the sewers, Leopold agrees to protect them from the Nazis in exchange for money, even though it could mean his death if they are found. Though he is solely motivated by cash at first, their experiences lead Leopold to adopt a different view of the people under his protection. When catastrophe strikes, Leopold is forced into a final act of courage.

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Genres: Historical drama

Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

In Darkness (2011)

Release Date: February 10th, 2012|2 hr. 25 min.

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  • In Darkness is an agonizing experience, especially when Jews are publicly humiliated in the streets and a driving rainstorm nearly drowns those cowering in the depths. Holland means to shake you. In Darkness has the power to haunt will haunt your dreams. show more

  • What makes this nominee for the best-foreign-film Oscar singular among Holocaust movies is the way it characterizes the banality of life underground. show more

  • The filmmaker, whose career took off with a very different sort of Holocaust film, 1990's Oscar-nominated "Europa Europa," understands that most of these stories arrive at a point of unspeakable, incomprehensible horror. show more

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  • March 26, 2012 miakessler
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    The film was overly long and compared to other Holocaust films, did not make me feel the intensity of surviving int the sewer...it was good enough but NOT A GREAT FILM.

  • March 07, 2012 pkgoal51
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    A certain contender for 2012 award nominations. One of the most intense and emtional films I have ever seen. You literally forget at times you are watching a film as opposed to being there watching in real time.The acting is first rate as is the cinematography. Not only is the story based on real events during the holocaust in Poland but it portrays the human fault line as never witnessed before in similar films.

  • February 23, 2012 po852
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    Excellent movie, but half an hour could have been cut by not filming so much time in the sewers...that part was getting a bit boring...the point had already been well made.

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