In Darkness

2012

In Darkness

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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. -- (C) Sony Pictures Classics

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Cast

Robert Wieckiewicz
as Leopold Socha
Benno Fürmann
as Mundek Margulies
Maria Schrader
as Paulina Chiger
Herbert Knaup
as Ignacy Chiger
Marcin Bosak
as Janek Weiss
Jerzy Walczak
as Jacob Berestycki
Oliwier Stanczak
as Pawel Chiger
Milla Bankowicz
as Krystyna Chiger
Kinga Preis
as Wanda Socha
Olek Mincer
as Szlomo Landsberg
Piotr Glowacki
as Icek Frenkiel
Maria Semotiuk
as Mania Keller
Malgorzata Pieczynska
as Stefcia Socha
Etel Szyc
as Szona Grossman
Weronika Rosati
as Young Woman with Child
Ida Lozinska
as Rachela Grossman
Mania Lozinska
as Teenage Boy Sister
Dorota Liliental
as Bystander #1
Maja Bohosiewicz
as Girl - Robbery
Vito Hanne
as Boy - Robbery
Piotr Nowak
as German Soldier
Zachariasz Muszyñski
as Ukrainian Militiaman
Olena Leonenko
as Woman Vendor
Jeremias Koschorz
as Young German Soldier
Frank Kobe
as Wilhaus
Ireneusz Czop
as Janowska SS Man
Anton Levit
as Max- Ukrainian Officer
Benjamin Höppner
as SS Mining Officer
Filip Garbacz
as Teenage Boy
Dorota Pacciarelli
as Woman Vendor
Zofia Pieczynska
as Stefcia Socha
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  • Based on a true story, "In Darkness" is obviously tough to watch, especially since Holland's camera is both unforgiving and relentlessly human.

    Mar 16, 2012 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

    Tom Long

    Detroit News
    Top Critic
  • There is release at the end of this fine film, but no euphoria; just a sense of having come through a period of evil, the memory of whose darkness will never entirely lift.

    Mar 15, 2012 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • A very robust piece of work without ever truly getting under your skin.

    Mar 15, 2012 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • It positively clamours for your attention.

    Mar 13, 2012 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • Based on the true story of Leopold Socha, a Catholic Polish sewer worker who hid a group of Jews over a period of 14 months in the underground tunnels of Lvov.

    Mar 8, 2012 | Rating: 3/4
  • More than half of In Darkness takes place underground, shrouded in rank, oppressive shadows. But the movie also glows bright with life and hope.

    Mar 8, 2012 | Rating: 3/4

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