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The movie ‘W ciemności’ by Agnieszka Holland an Oscar candidate

The Oscar Commission has chosen  the movie ‘W ciemności’ (‘In Darkness’), directed by Agnieszka Holland, to be the Polish candidate for a 2012 Oscar as the best non-English language movie. 

‘In Darkness’ tells the story of a Polish man, a petty thief, who during World War II resolves by his own choice to help a group of Jews from the Lviv ghetto. The protagonist, Leopold Socha, harbors and rescues several dozen men, women and children in the underground ditches below the city for fourteen months. The movie is a Polish-Canadian-German coproduction. Starring in the film is Robert Więckiewicz, who is accompanied by such actors and actresses as Agnieszka Grochowska, Kinga Preis, Julia Kijowska, Marcin Bosak and the German actor Benno Fürmann.

The film was selected on June 28th by the Oscar Commission, which was appointed by the Minister of Culture and National Heritage Bogdan Zdrojewski. Agnieszka Odorowicz, Dariusz Gajewski, Michał Chaciński, Ilona Ostrowska and Zygmunt Miłoszewski were sitting on the Commission.

The premier of the movie is scheduled for September this year.