In Darkness


2h 25m 2011

Brief Synopsis

Based on a true story about Leopold Socha, a sewer worker and petty thief in Lvov, a Nazi occupied city in Poland. One day he 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

Film Details

Also Known As
En la oscuridad, Hidden, In Darkness - Eine wahre Geschichte, Sous terre, varos alatt, A
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2011
Production Company
Beta Film ; Deutscher Filmförderfonds ; German Federal Film Board ; Harold Greenberg Fund ; Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg Gmbh ; Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung ; Mongrel Media ; Rogers Telefund
Distribution Company
MONGREL MEDIA/M+TROPOLE FILMS DISTRIBUTION/SONY PICTURES CLASSICS; Sony Pictures Classics; Alta Films ; Bir Film ; Champs Lis International ; Edko Films ; Kino Swiat International ; Lev Films ; Metrodome Distribution ; Mongrel Media ; Mongrel Media ; Métropole Films Distribution ; Métropole Films Distribution ; NFP Marketing & Distribution ; September Film Distribution ; Sony Pictures Classics ; Sony Pictures Home Entertainment ; Tiglon A.S. ; Vertigo Media, Ltd. ; Warner Bros. Pictures Germany ; Warner Bros. Pictures International
Location
Berlin, Germany; Lodz, Poland; Warsaw, Poland; Leipzig, Germany

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 25m

Synopsis

Based on a true story about Leopold Socha, a sewer worker and petty thief in Lvov, a Nazi occupied city in Poland. One day he 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. A story of survival as these men, women and children all try to outwit certain death during 14 months of ever increasing and intense danger.

Film Details

Also Known As
En la oscuridad, Hidden, In Darkness - Eine wahre Geschichte, Sous terre, varos alatt, A
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2011
Production Company
Beta Film ; Deutscher Filmförderfonds ; German Federal Film Board ; Harold Greenberg Fund ; Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg Gmbh ; Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung ; Mongrel Media ; Rogers Telefund
Distribution Company
MONGREL MEDIA/M+TROPOLE FILMS DISTRIBUTION/SONY PICTURES CLASSICS; Sony Pictures Classics; Alta Films ; Bir Film ; Champs Lis International ; Edko Films ; Kino Swiat International ; Lev Films ; Metrodome Distribution ; Mongrel Media ; Mongrel Media ; Métropole Films Distribution ; Métropole Films Distribution ; NFP Marketing & Distribution ; September Film Distribution ; Sony Pictures Classics ; Sony Pictures Home Entertainment ; Tiglon A.S. ; Vertigo Media, Ltd. ; Warner Bros. Pictures Germany ; Warner Bros. Pictures International
Location
Berlin, Germany; Lodz, Poland; Warsaw, Poland; Leipzig, Germany

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 25m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States 2011

Released in United States on Video June 12, 2012

Limited Release in United States Winter December 9, 2011

Released in United States on Video June 12, 2012

Limited Release in United States Winter December 9, 2011 (Los Angeles & New York City)

Released in United States 2012

Released in United States 2011 (the "Show")

Based on the book, "In the Sewers of Lvov: A Heroic Story of Survival from the Holocaust," by Robert Marshall, published by Scribner in September 2009.

Released in United States 2012 (Awards Buzz : Best Foreign Language Film)