In Darkness is a Polish drama that has garnered acclaim and has a Best Foreign Language Film nomination for the Academy Awards. It deals with the Holocaust and World War II. A sewer worker takes it upon himself to hide Jews in the sewers to keep them out of the Nazis’ hands. It is based on a true story. The film stars Robert Wieckiewicz, Benno Fürmann, Agnieszka Grochowska, Maria Schrader, and Herbert Knaup, and is directed by Agnieszka Holland.
“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 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.”
In Darkness is now playing in LA and NY and will have a wider release later.
by Sarah Ksiazek