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In Darkness

From acclaimed director Agnieszka Holland ("Europa Europa"), "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.

Year: 2011
Genre: Drama, War and Anti-War Films, Eastern European Cinema, True Stories, Film Festivals 2012
Country: Canada, Germany, Poland
Director: Agnieszka Holland
Starring: Herbert Knaup, Benno Furmann, Maria Schrader, Agnieszka Grochowska, Robert Wieckiewicz
Duration: 137 Minutes
Rating: R16 - Violence, sex scenes and content that may disturb
Subtitles: Yes
7.3/10
Location in store: Foreign (Eastern Europe)

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