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5/9/2012 9:23:11 AM Movie "In Darkness"
Has anyone seen this movie ?
(Poland, 2011) Directed by Agnieszka Holland. Screenplay by David F. Shamoon, based on the book by Robert Marshall. In (subtitled) Polish, German, Yiddish and Ukrainian. Cast: Robert Wieckiewicz, Benno Fürmann, Agnieszka Grochowska, Marcin Bosak.
For Polish director Agnieszka Holland (Europa, Europa, The Secret Garden), making a film about the destruction of Lvov’s Jewish ghetto confronts the past of both her country and her own family: her Jewish father was killed in the Warsaw uprising, and her Catholic mother fought in the underground. In Darkness is based on the true story of a Polish petty thief and sanitation worker, and the disparate group of Jews hiding in the sewers who must rely on him for protection. “In a world where everyone was hoping to survive the nightmare and maybe even turn other people’s misery into a tidy profit, the fact that a fragile humanity survived at all is little short of a miracle.” - Kenneth Turan, LA Times. Academy Award Nomination for Best Foreign Film.