In Darkness
In Darkness (2012)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: February 10, 2012
DVD Release Date: June 12, 2012
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Critic Score: 88% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Tom Long
Detroit News

Based on a true story, "In Darkness" is obviously tough to watch, especially since Holland's camera is both unforgiving and relentlessly human.

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John Hartl
Seattle Times

Based on the true story of Leopold Socha, a Catholic Polish sewer worker who hid a group of Jews over a period of 14 months in the underground tunnels of Lvov.

James Verniere
Boston Herald

Unique among Holocaust films, Agnieszka Holland's Academy Award-nominated In Darkness is set during World War II in a small town in Poland named Lvov (now a part of the Ukraine).

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Trevor Johnston
Time Out

It positively clamours for your attention.

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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald

More than half of In Darkness takes place underground, shrouded in rank, oppressive shadows. But the movie also glows bright with life and hope.

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Alison Willmore
The Playlist

Holland's film is extraordinarily generous with its characters in ways that take the story beyond being a historical fable of altruism and endurance.

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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

The film is a morally challenging examination of the vexed Polish Catholic-Jewish relations of the era and a rich portrait of a man moving almost reluctantly toward righteousness.

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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post

The chiseled Furmann gives Mundek a savvy, even moral, brawn. As Paulina, Maria Schrader makes an argument for gentle yet pragmatic maternalism.

Brian D. Johnson
Maclean's Magazine

Just when you thought you could never watch another drama about surviving the Holocaust, veteran Polish director Agnieszka Holland unearths an astonishing saga from a subterranean past.

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Flixster Audience Score: 80% Flixster User Reviews
Bruce Bruce
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… More
Graham Willis
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… More
Daniel Mumby
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… More
Caesar Mendez
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… More
Cynthia S.
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… More
Walter M.
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… More