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In Darkness (2012)

In Darkness

Overview


Genre

Drama

Release Date

February 10, 2012 (Limited)

MPAA Rating

R

Duration

145 min.

Studio

Sony Pictures Classics

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Go! Watch this movie. You'll regret if not seeing it.    Readers  5 of 5 [Rate It]

Cast and Crew


Director

Agnieszka Holland

Producer

Dirk Schuerhoff

Screenwriter

David F. Shamoon

Starring

  • Robert Wieckiewicz
  • Benno Furmann
  • Agnieszka Grochowska
  • Maria Schrader
  • Herbert Knaup
  • Marcin Bosak
  • Krzysztof Skonieczny
  • Milla Bankowicz

Story


From acclaimed director Agnieszka Holland, "In Darkness" is based on a true story. Leopold Socha, a sewer worker and petty thief in Lvov, a Nazi occupied city in Poland, one day encounters a group of Jews trying to escape the liquidation of the ghetto. He hides them for money in the labyrinth of the town's sewers beneath the bustling activity of the city above. What starts out as a straightforward and cynical business arrangement turns into something very unexpected, the unlikely alliance between Socha and the Jews as the enterprise seeps deeper into Socha's conscience. The film is also an extraordinary story of survival as these men, women and children all try to outwit certain death during 14 months of ever increasing and intense danger.

Pictures (12 photos)


Milla Bankowicz stars as Krystyna Chiger and Robert Wieckiewicz stars as Leopold Soha in Sony Pictures Classics' In Darkness (2012)
Herbert Knaup, Jerzy Walczak, Agnieszka Grochowska, Benno Furmann, Maria Schrader and Oliwer Stanczak in Sony Pictures Classics' In Darkness (2012). Photo credit by Jasmin Marla Dichant.

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..here, courage and heroism are defined as much by ruthless cunning, dumb luck and the ability to screen out others' pain as by any heroic derring-do..”
by Ella Taylor [NPR]
“..begins in the filmmaker's best off-kilter mode..”
by Michael Atkinson [Village Voice]
“..it is not easy to watch, but it is impossible to turn away..”
by Wendy Weinstein [Film Journal International]