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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 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 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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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

Featured in Maltin on Movies: The Vow (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Suliko
(Traditional folk music from Georgia)
Performed by Pawel Steczek (Accordion)
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Underground Drama based on true events!!!
8 March 2017 | by akb007See all my reviews

The film tells the story of Leopold Socha, who helped Jews during the Nazi occupation of Lvov, a city in Poland. Socha is a sewer worker and one day he encounters a group of Jews trying to escape through the underground. He decides to hide them in exchange for money. It's a powerful story and center of attraction goes to Robert Wieckiewicz's character Socha. It's always hard to execute Holocaust movies and this film offers a new equation to the Holocaust films. It was Poland's entry for the Academy Award for Best Foreign language film, but lost to 'A Separation'. Overall, it's a powerful film with most of the sequences shot in dark atmosphere and At the same time it's horrifying and intense too.


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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:

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:

$9,955,885
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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