Blu-ray, DVD Release: In Darkness

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: June 12, 2012
Price: DVD $30.99, Blu-ray $35.99
Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

In DarknessA nominee for the 2012 Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film, In Darkness tells the true story of a Holocaust survival.

Set in Lvov, a Nazi occupied city in Poland, the movie follows Leopold Socha, a sewer worker and thief who encounters a group of Jews trying to escape the liquidation of the ghetto. He hides them in the town’s sewers for payment. But the business arrangement turns into an unlikely alliance between Socha and the Jews.

The R-rated film was directed by Agnieszka Holland, who helmed the acclaimed European movies Europa Europa and Angry Harvest as well as episodes of HBO’s TV shows The Wire and Treme.

In Darkness had a very limited release in theaters and was an official selection of the 2011 Telluride Film Festival and the Toronto International Film Festival. The drama movie is based on the book In the Sewers of Lvov by Robert Marshall.

The DVD and Blu-ray include these special features:

  • featurette “An Evening With Agnieszka Holland”
  • featurette “In Light: A Conversation With Agnieszka Holland and Krystyna Chiger,” one of the youngest survivors of the story. Chiger chronicled her own experiences in the book The Girl in the Green Sweater.


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About S. Clark

Sam Clark is the former Managing Editor/Online Editor of Video Business magazine. With 19 years experience in journalism, 12 in the home entertainment industry, Sam has been hooked on movies on since she saw E.T. then stared into the sky waiting to meet her own friendly alien. Thanks to her husband’s shared love of movies, Sam reviews Blu-ray discs in a true home theater, with a 118-inch screen, projector and cushy recliners with cup holders.