November 30, 2014
Directed by Agniezka Holland
Poland, 2012, 144 minutes
In DarknessPolish with English subtitles (Rated R for violence and some nudity)
Based on a true story, this film recounts how a sewer worker and petty thief in Lvov, a Nazi-occupied city in Poland, hides a group of Jews in the labyrinthian sewers below the city. Initially acting from greed, the rescuer eventually develops a deeper bond with the group.
Introductory remarks and post-screening discussion facilitated by Warren Rosenblum, associate professor in the Department of History, Politics and International Relations, Webster University. His most recent publication is Jews, Justice, and the Power of ‘Sensation’ in the Weimar Republic, in the Year Book of the Leo Baeck Institute (2013), and he is currently writing a book about the Haas-Helling affair of 1928.