Cinema1044 entries

In Darkness

Released: 16/03/2012 Released in key cities
Having directed some episodes of The Killing, two-time Oscar nominee Agnieszka Holland returns to film, taking us to Nazi-occupied Poland. Investigating dismal morality as much as any Holocaust movie, this has an added layer of murk: Leopold finds a Jewish family in the Lvov sewers and agrees to hide them, but only for his own profit. For more information visit: http://www.sonyclassics.com/indarkness/ Buy: http://www.odeon.co.uk/fanatic/film_info/m13773/In_Darkness/ Watch:
80 %
Guardian“A fine film...” The dramatised true story of Leopold Socha: the sewer worker in Lvov in occupied Poland during the second world war who hides terrified Jews in secret underground passageways, while the vicious Nazis strut above ground...
 
.
80 %
The Observer“A harsh, unsanctimonious picture...” Compels you to experience something of what it was like to live for 14 months hungry, cold and knowing that at any minute the agents of a cruel, vindictive regime could arrive to treat you like the rats that shared your sewer...
 
.
80 %
Empire“Moving war flick...” Unlucky to miss out a Best Foreign Film Oscar, this moving war flick is a nerve-jangling odyssey into the underground world...
 
.
60%
Little White Lies“Militantly straightforward tale of benign humanism...” It’s hard to be totally down on such a noble and unpretentious enterprise, yet, with the familiarity of the wartime melodrama you can’t help but have wished Holland would’ve played a bit faster and looser with the rules...
 
.
80 %
Total Film “Never hides its uncomfortable truths...” With refugees comprising con men, wheeler-dealers and adulterers, all reluctantly helped by anti-Semitic burglar Robert Wieckiewicz, who’s only in it for the money, the film never hides its uncomfortable truths in the shadows...
 
.
80 %
Time Out“Illuminating, provocative and bracingly unsentimental...” Convincing in its detail, nail-chewing in its mounting suspense, ‘In Darkness’ is illuminating, provocative and bracingly unsentimental. It positively clamours for your attention...
 
.
Review and recommend 
Reviewing: In Darkness

You need to be logged in to write a review on CultureCritic, or sign up now.




characters left. All HTML will be stripped from your review.

Yes? No?