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Generally favorable reviews - based on 36 Critics

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Summary: 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. (Sony Classics)
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Runtime: 145 min
Rating: Rated R for violence, disturbing images, sexuality, nudity and language.
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Production: Studio Babelsberg
Genre: Drama
Countries: Germany, Poland
Languages: German, Polish, Yiddish, Ukrainian
Home Release Date: Jun 12, 2012
Director Credit
Agnieszka Holland Director
Writer Credit
David F. Shamoon Writer
Robert Marshall Book
Cast Credit
Agnieszka Grochowska Klara Keller
Alexandre Levit Kovalev
Benno Fürmann Mundek Margulies
Frank-Michael Köbe Wilhaus
Herbert Knaup Ignacy Chiger
Joachim Paul Assböck Nowak
Kinga Preis Wanda Socha
Krzysztof Skonieczny Stefek Wroblewski
Maja Bohosiewicz Girl
Marcin Bosak Yanek Grossmann
Maria Schrader Paulina Chiger
Milla Bankowicz Krystyna Chiger
Oliwer Stanczak Pawel Chiger
Robert Wieckiewicz Leopold Socha
Weronika Rosati Woman With Child
Producer Credit
Andrzej Besztak Line Producer
Anna Maria Zündel Executive Producer
Charlie Woebcken Executive Producer
Christoph Fisser Executive Producer
Eric Jordan Producer
Juliusz Machulski Producer
Leander Carell Producer
Marc-Daniel Dichant Producer
Patrick Knippel Producer
Paul Stephens Producer
Steffen Reuter Producer
Wojciech Danowski Producer Movie title data, credits, and poster art provided by: