REVIEW: IN DARKNESS
Directed by Academy Award® nominee Agnieszka Holland (Best Adapted Screenplay, Europa, Europa, 1990), IN DARKNESS, a Sony Pictures Classics Film, is based on the true story of an ordinary sewer worker who helped save a group of Jews from Nazi persecution. IN DARKNESS, which was nominated for an Oscar® for Best Foreign Language film, will be released by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment on Blu-ray™ and DVD on June 12th. The combo pack will include two special featurettes – “An Evening with Agnieszka Holland,” and “In Light,” a conversation between Holland and Krystyna Chiger who, as one of the youngest survivors of this extraordinary story, chronicled her experiences in the book, The Girl in the Green Sweater.
During a career spanning almost 40 years, Agnieszka Holland has made a name for herself directing award-winning European films such as Europa, Europa and Angry Harvest, as well as episodes of popular American television series including HBO’s “The Wire” and “Treme.” IN DARKNESS, her latest film, was an official 2011 selection of the Telluride Film Festival and the Toronto International Film Festival.
From acclaimed director Agnieszka Holland, IN DARKNESS is based on a true story. Leopold Socha, a sewer worker and petty thief in Lvov, a Nazi occupied city in Poland, one day encounters a group of Jews trying to escape the liquidation of the ghetto. He hides them for money in the labyrinth of the town’s sewers beneath the bustling activity of the city above. What starts out as a straightforward and cynical business arrangement turns into something very unexpected, the unlikely alliance between Socha and the Jews as the enterprise seeps deeper into Socha’s conscience.
DVD: The film is
presented in widescreen in a 1.85:1 aspect ration
preserving its theatrical format. The picture is just
flawless. Not only the picture looks great in
this release, also the sound it is good, a 5.1 Dolby Digital
in English that provides a
good complement to the picture. It also includes
1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
Subtitles - English Optional
“An Evening with Agnieszka Holland” Featurette
“In Light: A Conversation with Agnieszka Holland and Krystyna Chiger” Featurette
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