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Title In darkness / Beta Cinema presents a Schmidtz Katze Filmkollektiv, Studio Filmowe Zebra, The Film Works production ; directed by Agnieszka Holland ; produced by Steffen Reuter ...[and others].

Published [London] : Metrodome Distribution, 2012.

Copies

Location Call No. Status
 UniM Southbank DVD  DVD 6607  SEVEN DAY LOAN  AVAILABLE
Physical description 1 videodisc (DVD) (138 minutes) : sound, colour ; 4 3/4 in.
Notes Based on the book In the sewers of Lvov by Robert Marshall.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2011.
Special features: includes 'In light'- a making of In darkness.
Credits Music, Antoni Komasa-Lazarkarkiewicz; cinematographer, Jolanta Dylewska; written by David F. Shamoon.
Performers Robert Wieckiewicz, Benno Fürmann, Agnieszka Grochowska, Maria Schrader, Herbert Knaup, Marcin Bosak, Krzysztof Skonieczny, Milla Bankowicz, Oliwer Stanczak, Kinga Preis, Weronika Rosati, Alexandre Levit.
Summary Agnieszka Holland directs this acclaimed drama based on the true story of a sewage worker who saved the lives of 14 Jews in the Polish city of Lvov during the Second World War. Leopold 'Poldek' Socha (Robert Wieckiewicz), a resolutely anti-Semitic sewer inspector who supplements his meagre government income by trading in stolen goods, discovers a group of Jews hiding from the occupying Nazis in the waste tunnels underneath the city. The group begs him to bring them food and Socha agrees - not from any moral compulsion but because he believes he can charge them an extortionate amount of money for what he brings. However, as time passes and Leopold spends more time with a group of people who come to rely on him for survival, the inspector's misanthropic demeanour appears to undergo a change. Finally, the money begins to run out and Leopold is forced to face up to the kind of moral choice he would have scoffed at in the past.
Audience BBFC code: 15. Contains strong sex, violence and language.
System notes DVD, region 2, Dolby digital 2.0 stereo, 5.1 surround sound.
Language notes In Polish with English subtitles.
Other author Holland, Agnieszka, 1948-
Więckiewicz, Robert.
Fürmann, Benno, 1972-
Grochowska, Agnieszka, 1979-
Marshall, Robert, 1952- In darkness.
Schmidtz Katze Filmkollektiv.
Studio Filmowe Zebra.
Film Works.
Beta Cinema (Firm)
Metrodome Distribution Ltd.
Subject Jews -- Persecutions -- Ukraine -- Lʹviv -- Drama.
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Ukraine -- Lʹviv -- Drama.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Jewish resistance -- Ukraine -- Lʹviv -- Drama.
Feature films.
Historical films.
Standard Number 5055002557224
Publisher Number MTD5722 Metrodome Distribution