In Darkness

W ciemnosci, 2011, 145 min.

In Darkness (2011)


Polish Eagle (Orly)
Polish Eagle (Orly) Award

Nominated for the 84th Academy Awards in Foreign Language Film Category

Golden Frog for Jolanta Dylewska

Stella Artois St. Louis International Film Festival
Best Fest Audience Choice Award for the Best Narrative Feature

Mar Del Plata Internationa Film Festival, Argentyna
Cinecolor Audience Award

Valladolid International Film Festival, Spain
Best Director Award for Agnieszka Holland


Director Agnieszka Holland
Screenplay David F. Shamoon
Based On The Book By Robert Marshall
Cinematography Jolanta Dylewska
Music Antoni Komasa-lazarkiewicz
Art Director Erwin Prib
Producers Juliusz Machulski, Wojciech Danowski, Paul Stephens, Marc-daniel Dichant


Leopold Socha Robert Wieckiewicz
Mundek Margulies Benno Fumann
Klara Keller Agnieszka Grochowska
Paulina Chiger Maria Schrader
Ignacy Chiger Herbert Knaup
Krystyna Chiger Milla Bankowicz
Yanek Grossmann Marcin Bosak
Stefek Wroblewski Krzysztof Skonieczny
Wanda Socha Kinga Preis
Antoni Bortnik Michal Zurawski


A dramatization of one man’s rescue of Jewish refugees in the Nazi-occupied Polish city of Lvov.
Set in Lvov in 1943, and based on a true story of Polish sewer worker Leopold Socha and a fateful encounter that changes his life. When Socha encounters a group of Jews trying to escape the threatened liquidation of the ghetto by hiding in the cramped, rat-infested sewers, they offer him money to guide them to a secret spot and provide them with food. He makes up his mind and finally risks his own life for those refugees…