Written October 22, 2014
This movie reminded me of Schlindler's List of Jews desperately looking for means of survival.. You could feel the dampness, the stench, the fear of people living in this dark hell to survive until the final liberation by the Russians. It is a pity that Socha had to died in a tragic accident.I wonder what I would have done in such a circunstance. It is a story of the human spirit, though with a different motive at the beginning and rose to a nobler one at the end. So, I do like this film and it was well done with realistic acting.
Written February 24, 2012
Not just a Holocaust movie, but also a depiction of all sides of the human character, both good and bad.
Written November 23, 2014
One of the most harrowing experiences I have ever had in the movies. A great story told with great cinematic prowess. Not for the fainthearted.
Written March 04, 2012
This is a movie that leaves you changed. Go see it!
Written October 25, 2014
The movie is assiduous in depicting the deleterious, desultory conditions of life in the sewers: hunger, filth, boredom; rats, initially terrifying, become pets; human nature struggles to prevail: intimacy, holidays, playing children rise above parsimonious hurdles. Desperation, exacerbated by darkness is a key element in the success of this fine film; suffocation is palatable...
Miraculously the "worst of times" can manufacture unlikely heroes; out of grime and detritus, war and destitution blossomed a nonfictional character worthy of the accolades he eventually received; there is special place in the hereafter for Leopold Socha. Generations of Jews dispersed throughout the world, forever in his debt. It is edifying watching a mortal reaching, touching and eventually surpassing the immortals...
FOUR & 1/2 STARS!!!!
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