The very best movie I have seen in years. It's 1943 in Nazi-occupied Poland. The Warsaw Ghetto has fallen and captured Jews are being shipped to death camps. Persecuted on all sides by Germans, Poles and Ukrainian Nazi-collaborators there is nowhere to look but below the manholes...
From acclaimed director Agnieszka Holland, 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 Je... read more
DVD Release Date: June 12, 2012
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October 7, 2012
Even as we near the 70th anniversary of VE Day, the Holocaust remains a sensitive and difficult subject to portray on film. Merely talking about a perceived 'Holocaust film genre' cheapens the pain and sacrifice endured by those who survived one of humanity's lowest points. Such ...
October 2, 2012
Yet another horrible view of Holocaust times, and based on a true event. Not an easy watch, due to the fact that it spends almost an entire 2hrs plus in a disgusting, dark, rat infested sewer. Disturbing, well done, and unbelievably sad.
September 9, 2012
A great film that falls just short of classic status, due to a few historical inaccuracies and unnecessary eroticism. Still well worth seeking out, especially if you're fan of world cinema.
January 25, 2013
We've seen many Holocaust films that seem to focus on the tragedy which is where In Darkness standouts. It doesn't remind us again that the Holocaust is bad and the Nazi was plain evil, but instead explores the human complexity from the point of view of those who suffered and tho...
March 5, 2012
Leopold(Robert Wieckiewicz) and Stefek(Krzysztof Skonieczny) are a pair of thieves operating in Nazi occupied Lvov in 1942. One day, in the sewers where Leopold works his day job, they hear a noise which turns out to be from the ghetto with the Jews planning on using the sewers ...
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Nominated for Best Foreign Film at the 2012 Academy Awards, Agnieszka Holland's IN DARKNESS, is the poor man's SCHINDLER'S LIST, and I mean that as a high compliment. Now don't get me wrong. I think Spielberg made a masterpiece with his Shoah epic, but Holland earns astute emot...
July 2, 2012
The story may drag a bit in the beginning, but the second-half of the movie really pays it off. This true story of the existence of humaneness in times of war and hardship in the 1940s Poland brings up a painful reminder that any of us can bring the best or the worst in us at any...
June 21, 2012
This Oscar nominee for Best Foreign Language Film tells the true story of Leopold Socha (Robert Wieckiewicz, terrific), a Polish sewer worker and thief in the city of Lvov, now held by the Nazis. Leopold takes money to hide a group of Jews in the underground sewers he knows so we...
May 22, 2012
What the fuck? Does the Holocaust need to be sexy? The ending is emotional, but the film doesn't entirely earn it. Instead it rides on our memories and cultural histories with the Holocaust while showing us a totally bland story. Wieckiewicz is often excellent however, and a few ...
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