In Darkness

Release date: February 10, 2012
(NY, LA)

Studio: Sony Pictures Classics

Director: Agnieszka Holland

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Starring: Benno Fürmann, Herbert Knaup, Robert Wieckiewicz, Maria Schrader

Genre: Drama

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Plot Summary:

"In Darkness" is the story of Leopold Socha (Robert Więckiewicz,) a sewer worker and petty thief in Lvov, a German occupied city in Poland, who encounters a group of Jews trying to escape the liquidation of the ghetto, and 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 the men, women and children in hiding all try to outwit certain death during 14 months of ever increasing and intense danger. "In Darkness" was filmed on location in Poland and Germany as well as Berlin's Studio Babelsberg where the crew and cast worked in recreated water-filled sewers.

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