Film: “In Darkness”

March 27th, 2012, 3:00 pm by Greg

Review by Pete Mason

Films about the Holocaust are prone to center on the struggle to survive under the rule of Adolf Hitler in Germany. While some are more familiar (“Schindler’s List,” “Life is Beautiful,” “Sophie’s Choice”) and others are not as well known (“Kapo,” “The Pawnbroker,” “The Grey”), the message that is shared through each story, often time based on real events, reflects the reality of living in Europe in the 1930s and early 1940s – you had to do what was necessary to survive. “In Darkness,” Oscar nominated for Best Foreign Film, is likely one of the latter, which will slip under the radar of the public eye, yet it proves to tell one of the most harrowing methods in which Jews in Poland survived for over a year – living in the sewers of Lvov.

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