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In Darkness (2011)

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

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Leopold Socha
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Mundek Margulies
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Klara Keller
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Paulina Chiger
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Ignacy Chiger
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Yanek Weiss
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Chaja
Jerzy Walczak ...
Jacob Berestycki
Oliwer Stanczak ...
Pawel Chiger
Milla Bankowicz ...
Krystyna Chiger
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Szczepek
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Wanda Socha
Aleksander Mincer ...
Szlomo Landsberg (as Olek Mincer)
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Icek Frenkiel
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Mania Keller
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IN DARKNESS tells the true story of Leopold Socha 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 German-occupied town of Lvov (former Poland). Written by Anonymous

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Drama | War

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Rated R for violence, disturbing images, sexuality, nudity and language | See all certifications »

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5 January 2012 (Poland)  »

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A város alatt  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$27,413 (USA) (10 February 2012)

Gross:

$1,038,733 (USA) (11 May 2012)
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Poland's candidate to compete for Best Foreign Language Film at the 2012 Academy Awards. See more »

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When Leopold is being brought by soldiers to meet Kovalev, he has a bag, then he hasn't and then he has it again. See more »

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Featured in The 84th Annual Academy Awards (2012) See more »

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Important subject, but the movie is average
10 October 2015 | by (Israel (plasmapool.50webs.com)) – See all my reviews

Academy Awards nominee for Best Foreign Movie (Poland) about the true story of a Catholic Polish sewer man who helped a group of Jews survive for over a year in the sewer system underneath the Jewish ghetto.

Excellent production design, good direction and good acting by the lead actor.

However, I didn't feel the writing was good enough to hold a 140-minutes movie. It would have worked better as a much shorter film.

Agnieszka Holland's older movie concerning the subject of the holocaust, "Europa, Europa (1990)" was much better, as far as I remember.


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