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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Robert Wieckiewicz
Benno Fürmann
Agnieszka Grochowska
Directors
Agnieszka Holland
Screenwriters
David F. Shamoon
Running Time
143 minutes

In Darkness
Underground wartime epic


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Plot
Nazi-occupied Poland, 1943. Polish sewer worker and petty thief Leopold Socha (Wieckiewicz) uses the city's fetid tunnels to conceal the loot he uses to support his family. But when a group of Jewish refugees ask him to hide them in exchange for cash, his fate suddenly hangs in the balance.


Verdict
Unlucky to miss out a Best Foreign Film Oscar, this moving war flick is a nerve-jangling odyssey into the underground world. Recommended.


Reviewed by David Hughes

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