In Darkness

Tuesday, April 16, 2013
In Darkness

This is a beautiful film.  It is based on the true story of a small group of Jews that survived the liquidiation of the ghetto by the Germans in Poland.  Leopold Socha is a the sewer inspector with a dubious moral character that begins a business relationship with the Jews.  He will protect them and provide food for a daily fee.  As the story progresses there are daily decisions to be made about whether or not he will abandon them, turn them in for a reward, or continue to care for them.  The Jews spend 14 months living in the labyrinth of the sewers.  Unique to this film, love and sex are portrayed in a way that shows the Jews not just surviving, but living.  The film was nominated in 2011 for Best Foreign Language Film.  Hearing the characters speak in the languages of the time brought an even richer depth to the film.  For example, Socha spoke in a Polish dialect of the lower class of the time.  Check our catalog

Cindy A., Circ.

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