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Finding shards of light 'In Darkness'
Finding shards of light 'In Darkness'

Agnieszka Holland's Holocaust movies, like "Angry Harvest" and "Europa Europa," are a world away from concentration camp tear-jerkers like Robert Benigni's Oscar-winning smash "Life Is Beautiful." Holland's films are uninhibited and sexual, gutsy and tough-minded. With "In Darkness" (opening at the Charles on Friday) she tells the fact-based story of Jews who survived the Nazi onslaught by hiding underground in sewers. Set in large part beneath the Polish city of Lvov, this movie is an unremitting heart-stopper. Even its most sympathetic characters are capable of anything, from stupidity and cruelty to romance, gallantry and valor. ...

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