In Darkness

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Plot

A dramatization of one man's rescue of Jewish refugees in the Nazi-occupied Polish city of Lvov.

Release Year: 2011

Rating: 6.8/10 (851 voted)

Critic's Score: 73/100

Director:
Agnieszka Holland

Stars: Robert Wieckiewicz, Benno Fürmann, Agnieszka Grochowska

Storyline
IN DARKNESS tells the true story of Leopold Soha who risks his own life to save a dozen people from certain death. Initially only interested in his own good, the thief and burglar hides Jewish refugees for 14 months in the sewers of the Nazi-occupied town of Lvov (former Poland).

Writers: Robert Marshall, David F. Shamoon

Cast:

Robert Wieckiewicz

Leopold Socha


Benno Fürmann

Mundek Margulies


Agnieszka Grochowska

Klara Keller


Maria Schrader

Paulina Chiger


Herbert Knaup

Ignacy Chiger


Marcin Bosak

Yanek Grossmann


Krzysztof Skonieczny

Stefek Wroblewski


Milla Bankowicz

Krystyna Chiger


Oliwer Stanczak

Pawel Chiger


Kinga Preis

Wanda Socha


Weronika Rosati

Woman with child


Alexandre Levit

Kovalev


Frank-Michael Köbe

Wilhaus


Joachim Paul Assböck

Nowak


Maja Bohosiewicz

Girl



Details

Official Website:
Official site |

Release Date: 5 January 2012

Filming Locations: Berlin, Germany

Opening Weekend: $27,413
(USA)
(12 February 2012)
(3 Screens)

Gross: $161,570
(USA)
(19 February 2012)



Did You Know?

Trivia:

Poland's candidate to compete for Best Foreign Language Film at the 2012 Academy Awards.



User Review

Truly wonderful. The work of this film is brilliant.

Rating: 9/10


I saw this movie at the Savannah Film Festival in Georgia today…
Going in I thought this movie would be just another holocaust movie.
But it was more than just a holocaust movie the story which is based
off a true story told the story of people who regardless of race are
escaping from their deaths by hiding in a sewer throughout the war. I
was amazed by how this movie could keep my attention throughout as
seeing that it's just a group of people hiding underground but it did.
It's a long movie but entertaining throughout. The story embraced these
poor individuals and showed their struggles and I was amazed by the
acting. I was also amazed by all the challenges that they had gone
through to produce this movie and my thought of how stressful it would
be to be on a set like this. As a young cinematographer myself, I was
impressed by the lighting and the picture overall that was produced.
I'm dying to know what lenses they used for such a beautiful film. For
attending this film and not being from Georgia I heard some positive
and some negative feedback from other attendees of the film. Some
people had a little struggle of how long the movie was… But in my
eyes I feel that it's important for the movie to be longer because
these people are in a tunnel for over a year and are struggling to
survive.