In Darkness

A grueling but unusual Holocaust survival story brought to life.
-Todd McCarthy,The Hollywood Reporter
It is suspenseful, horrifying and at times intensely moving
-A.O. Scott,The NY Times
The suspense here derived from a true story, is excruciating and inspiring in equal measure.
-Joe Morgenstern,The Wall Street Journal

Synopsis

IN DARKNESS tells the true story of Leopold Socha, a sewer worker and petty thief in Nazi-occupied Lvov, Poland. Stumbling upon a group of Jews in the sewers, he agrees to hide them for a price. What starts out as a straightforward business arrangement becomes something unexpected, as they all try to outwit certain death during 14 months of intense danger.

Release Date

Friday, February 17, 2012
Original Languages: Polish, German, Yiddish, Ukrainian
Genre: Drama
Running Time: 145 min.
Year: 2011

CREDITS

CAST
Agnieszka Grochowska
Benno Fürmann
Herbert Knaup
Maria Schrader
Robert Wieckiewicz
DIRECTED BY
Agnieszka Holland

TRAILER


PHOTOS

Leopold Socha (Robert Wieckiewicz). Photo by Jasmin Marla Dichant
Paulina Chiger (Maria Schrader). Photo by Jasmin Marla Dichant, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.
Mundek Margulies (Benno Fürmann). Photo by Jasmin Marla Dichant, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.
Wanda Socha (Kinga Preis). Photo by Jasmin Marla Dichant, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.
Photo 11Left to Right: Benno Fürmann and Agnieszka Holland (director) on set. Photo by Robert Palka/Fotos-Art, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.
Agnieszka Holland (director). Photo by Krzysztof Opalinski, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.
Left to Right: Top Row: Paulina Chiger (Maria Schrader), Ignacy Chiger (Herbert Knaup), and Jacob Berestycki ( Jerzy Walczak). Bottom Row: Krystyna Chiger (Milla Bankowicz) and Pawel Chiger (Oliwier Stanczak) (back to camera).Photo by Jasmin Marla Dichant
Agnieszka Holland Directing Benno Furman. Photo By Robert Palka/Fotos-Art
Leopold Socha (Robert Wieckiewicz). Photo by Jasmin Marla Dichant, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.
Left to Right: Krystyna (Milla Bankowicz) and Leopold Socha (Robert Wieckiewicz). Photo by Jasmin Marla Dichant, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics
Screenwriter David Shamoon. Photo courtesy of Glen Reichwein.
Left to Right: Leopold Socha (Robert Wieckiewicz) and Wanda Socha (Kinga Preis) (back to camera). Photo by Jasmin Marla Dichant, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.
Left to Right: Top Row: Ignacy Chiger (Herbert Knaup), Jacob Berestycki (Jerzy Walczak) , Klara Keller (Agnieszka Grochowska), Mundek Margulies (Benno Fürmann) and Paulina Chiger (Maria Schrader)Bottom Row: Oliwier Stanczak as Pawel Chiger and Robert Wiec
Left to right: Producers Eric Jordan and Paul Stephens on the set of In Darkness. Photo Courtesy of Mongrel Media.
Photo by Jasmin Marla Dichant, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics
Leopold Socha (Robert Wieckiewicz). Photo by Jasmin Marla Dichant, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics