In Darkness

Synopsis: IN DARKNESS tells the true story of Leopold Socha who risks his own life to save a dozen people from certain death. Initially only interested in his own good, the thief and burglar hides Jewish refugees for 14 months in the sewers of the German-occupied town of Lvov (former Poland).
Genre: Drama, War
Director(s): Agnieszka Holland
Production: Sony Pictures
  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 10 wins & 17 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
145 min



Leave it.

Shine the light.

Tell them there's nothing of value here!

He says his parents left nothing behind.

- What are you doing with this raut?

- None of your business!

- Hands up, Polack pig!

- Shoot!

Go on!


Go ahead, shoot!

Get yourself a Polish man to f*ck!

Where were you?

A blocked pipe.

Was it blocked with chickens?

She needs fresh fruit or

she'll be coughing until summer.

Fresh fruit?

At her age I didn't even know

what an orange was.

At her age you were living

on the street.

Leave her alone, will you?

Leave her be!

- We need to get up.

- It's Sunday.

- I have to go to Mass.

- There's still time.

No tickling!

Stop that, you fool!

Something bit me.

- Can you see anything?

- What?

I can't see a thing.

It itches terribly. Scratch me, Poldek.


You'll wake Stefcia!


You're making too much noise!

Get the ladder.

Come on, get over here!

Go on, hurry up, move on!


Put your hands up. Up!

Hold him down.

Say cheese...


Give him 200.

See you next week.

- Hello.

- Hello, Szczepek.

Hey, Yid!

What is it?

That's for the fake engagement ring

you sold me.

Marysia is expecting a nice present

for her Saints' Day.

Give her a good f*ck

and be done with it.

I'm serious.

- We have to sell this shit.

- Not now, the market's bad.

This shit's worth nothing right now.

You can buy decent jewelry

from a Yid for a few sausages.

- Patience, Szczepek.

- Patience?

Marysia's going to leave me.

Aleksy, this new neighbor of hers...

She says they're just friends,

but I'm sure the bastard's fucking her.

He's clever. He knows how to talk.

The fucking bastard!


I love her.

So beat her!

If you love a woman, beat her!

- Do you beat Wanda?

- She beats me!

You're teasing me again!

Hear that?


- What's that?

- From the ghetto.

We're through!

We've done it!

The sewer is ours!

So we meet again.

It's Swiss. Take it.

It's worth a lot. Don't you believe me?

If you don't get at least 500...

you can turn us in.

We'd get more if we reported you.


plus the watch.

- 500 and the watch.

- No, no, no.

I'll handle it. I will go up...

- for the money.

- We'll come with you. Just in case.


Stop it, or you'll both go back

into the closet!

- Paulina, what are they doing here?

- They needed some fresh air.

Just for a few minutes.

Don't be angry, Ignacy.

I'll be right back.

- What's your name?

- Pirate.

Perfect name for a thief.

I know the sewers better

than I know my own wife.

- It's no place for you.

- There is no place for us anywhere.

ut I know places where it could work.

For the right price.

Name your price.

- Agreed.

- Poldek...

- they'll hang us.

- Listen, don't worry.

The young one...

- he's scared, he'll betray us.

- Never trust a Polack.

It's four against two.

We can easily finish them off.

We can't just kill them.

Why not? It's war!

It'll end in a massacre.

Twenty of ours for one of theirs.

- No one has to know.

- Forget it. We have no choice!

We can always turn them in later.

First let's see how much they have.

So, do we have a deal?

Here's a down payment.

You'll get the rest when we need you.

- How will we find you?

- Don't worry. I'll find you.

F*ck, I should've asked for more.




My Ukrainian friend!

- It's been years!

- Good to see you, brother!

I'm a commander now.

Szczepek here works with me.

I know ortnik...

- from Lonski!

- You were in jail?

- I had no choice.

- Szczepek, listen...

Lonski was full of sons of bitches.

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