3.5

In Darkness

War Drama


 

A dramatisation of one man's rescue of Jewish refugees in the Nazi-occupied Polish city of Lvov.

"In Darkness" is an extraordinary tale of survival. The claustrophobic surroundings are grim and harrowing, a disturbing reflection of the true events upon which the story is based. Although still heavily dramatised, there is still a refreshingly raw honesty and unsentimentality to the film that is both profound and moving. Carried by an exceptional central performance, it confronts issues of morality as it seeps deep into the consciousness of the protagonist and audience alike. We can only hope there is light at the end of humanity's tunnel...

Andrew O'Dea

Limited Release 26th July 2012
145 mins