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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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Agnieszka Holland
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 10 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 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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Based on the true World War II Story 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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Details

Country:

Poland | Germany | Canada

Language:

Polish | German | Yiddish | Ukrainian | Russian

Release Date:

5 January 2012 (Poland) See more »

Also Known As:

A város alatt 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:

$5,870,851
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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

Goofs

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 »

Connections

Featured in WatchMojo: Top 10 Holocaust Films (2014) See more »

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Suliko
(Traditional folk music from Georgia)
Performed by Pawel Steczek (Accordion)
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Brilliant film
2 November 2013 | by paula-mcewanSee all my reviews

I watched this 5 days ago, and still find it in my mind - in the middle of the night/ while shopping/ washing/ walking down the street.

I don't think I will ever forget it.

Film is dramatic, tense, witty, and above all haunting.

A remarkable film, there is nothing more I can say.

I would just add that the acting is really good.

The story breaks my heart.

The film makes vivid a story from our history, a history that should not ever be forgotten.

There is something compelling in remembering the Nazi atrocities, and also in viewing films about them.

Watching this film, I felt part of a shared experience - respecting and grieving all the people who died and suffered at the hands of the Nazis.


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