In Darkness trailer
In Darkness is a Polish film that has been receiving some strong praise from outside the country and comes from the director Agnieszka Holland who is also known for The Wire and Cold Case on television and films like Europa Europa and The Secret Garden.
The film tells the true story of a sewer worker in Nazi occupied Poland who finds a group of Jews trying to hide from the Nazis. He helps them remain hidden amongst the maze of sewers beneath the city, and before long he finds the group he's hiding growing larger.
It's a true story that is known in a number of forms, each telling a different harrowing true story, and it looks like In Darkness, adapted from the Robert Marshall book by David F. Shamoon, is going to be no less disturbing, and thanks to Agnieszka Holland it looks like the film will tell the story in a similar mood with beauty and hope scattered amongst it.
Here's the blurb for In Darkness:
From acclaimed director Agnieszka Holland, In Darkness is based on a true story. Leopold Socha, a sewer worker and petty thief in Lvov, a Nazi occupied city in Poland, one day encounters a group of Jews trying to escape the liquidation of the ghetto. He hides them for money in the labyrinth of the town's sewers beneath the bustling activity of the city above. What starts out as a straightforward and cynical business arrangement turns into something very unexpected, the unlikely alliance between Socha and the Jews as the enterprise seeps deeper into Socha's conscience. The film is also an extraordinary story of survival as these men, women and children all try to outwit certain death during 14 months of ever increasing and intense danger.
A year and two months hidden underground in sewers hardly bears thinking about, and yet here is that story.
The trailer for In Darkness comes through TrailerAddict: