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outstanding true story
on 16 February 2013
If you like your films to have dramatic truth, this one is for you. The true story told here must have been difficult to translate to the screen, because what these Jews had to undergo as they were hunted like animals by the Nazis is pretty well un-describable.
Despite the tough challenge, "In Darkness" gives us a gripping idea of what it must have been like. Three quarters of the scenes take place in underground tunnels and sewers, a tricky prospect for the cameraman, yet this tense film is a remarkable visual piece of work, and holds the attention from first scene to last.
There is a memorable performance from the actor playing the ordinary character who is drawn into helping these desperate people in their struggle to survive. His conflicts about the right thing to do are well conveyed, and he is totally believable. Over two hours of viewing go so quickly as you are held by this extraordinary story. One of the most vivid films I've seen for a long time- Highly recommended.