A modest Polish sewer worker becomes a hero after rescuing a group of Jews from certain death during the Holocaust. Robert Wieckiewicz, Agnieszka Grochowska, and Kinga Preis star in this inspirational World War II drama from two-time Academy Award nominee Agnieszka Holland (BITTERE ERNTE, EUROPA, EUROPA).
"Soha's story is singular and superbly dramatic..." (Wall Street Journal)
4 stars out of 5 -- "Wieckiewicz is pitch perfect as Socha....The film's acknowledgment of our moral mutability elevates it above the normal WWII tale..." (Box Office)
"The fine Polish director Agnieszka Holland pays her respects with a daringly murky-looking movie that demands viewers enter the void too..." -- Grade: A- (Entertainment Weekly)
"[M]uch of the journey is appropriately and memorably grim." (Sight and Sound)
4 stars out of 5 -- "[A] bluntly realistic Holocaust drama....The film never hides its uncomfortable truths in the shadows." (Total Film)