- Poland / Canada / Germany
- 2h 25min
- Directed by: Agnieszka Holland
- Cast: Robert Wieckiewicz, Bennu Fürmann
- UK release: 16 March 2012
Based on the true story of Polish Catholic sewer worker Leopold Socha (Wieckiewicz), who for more than a year hid Jewish refugees in the sewers of Nazi-occupied Lvov. Similarities with Schindler's List are inevitable but Holland is tougher and cooler-headed than Spielberg, and handles criss-crossing storylines with skill; the result has depth, wit and complexity.
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Reviews & features
In Darkness22 Feb 2012
Compelling WWII Jewish refugee tale has depth, wit and beauty
(15) 145min Poland’s entry for the 2012 Academy Awards is a compelling tale, a technical tour-de-force and altogether an impressive showcase for the talents of a veteran director who recently helmed episodes of The Wire and The Killing (as well as films…
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