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

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Agnieszka Holland
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 11 wins & 17 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Wieckiewicz ... Leopold Socha
Benno Fürmann ... Mundek Margulies
Agnieszka Grochowska ... Klara Keller
Maria Schrader ... Paulina Chiger
Herbert Knaup ... Ignacy Chiger
Marcin Bosak ... Yanek Weiss
Julia Kijowska ... Chaja
Jerzy Walczak Jerzy Walczak ... Jacob Berestycki
Oliwer Stanczak Oliwer Stanczak ... Pawel Chiger
Milla Bankowicz Milla Bankowicz ... Krystyna Chiger
Krzysztof Skonieczny ... Szczepek
Kinga Preis ... Wanda Socha
Aleksander Mincer ... Szlomo Landsberg (as Olek Mincer)
Piotr Glowacki ... Icek Frenkiel
Maria Semotiuk ... Mania Keller
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Storyline

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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From the Director of Europa Europa See more »

Genres:

Drama | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

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

Goofs

When Poldek is taking a bath, a scar from a smallpox vaccine is clearly visible on his left arm. Most of the world's populace wasn't vaccinated before the WHO Smallpox Vaccination program began in 1967. See more »

Connections

Remake of Timewatch: Light in the Dark (1989) See more »

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Radetzky March, Op. 228
Written by Johann Strauss Sr.
Orchestrated by Antoni Komasa-Lazarkiewicz
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Truly wonderful. The work of this film is brilliant.
2 November 2011 | by brian-morgan-680-273403See all my reviews

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.


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Country:

Poland | Germany | Canada

Language:

Polish | German | Yiddish | Ukrainian | Russian

Release Date:

5 January 2012 (Poland) See more »

Also Known As:

In Darkness See more »

Filming Locations:

Brandenburg, Germany See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$27,413, 12 February 2012

Gross USA:

$1,041,455

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$9,955,885
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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