Set in a Nazi-occupied Poland, one man, of unlikely moral aptitude, hides a family of Jews underground in the winding mazes of the sewers. What once starts off as a lucrative investment, soon transforms into a life-threatening struggle for hope and humanity. In Darkness (W Ciemności) is a film masterfully crafted by Agnieszka Holland. Official synopsis as follows:

“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.”

Watch the full theatrical trailer down at the bottom of the page!

In Darkness (W Ciemności), 2011


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