World Movies pays homage to those who sacrificed so much to the darker pages of history. On Remembrance Day, World Movies brings you two extraordinary films that don’t shy away from the full story.
The Round Up (2010, France)
Tuesday 11 November 6.25pm
Simon is an 11-year-old boy who sees his world turned upside down when the 1942 mass arrest of Jews begins in Paris. A stunning, truthful retelling – the film’s characters and events all really existed.
In Darkness (2011, Poland)
Tuesday 11 November 8.30pm – Australian Television Premiere
Leopold Socha, a sewer worker and petty thief in Lvov, a Nazi occupied city in Poland, one day encounters a group of Jews trying to escape the liquidation of the ghetto. He hides them for money in the labyrinth of the town’s sewers beneath the bustling activity of the city above. What starts out as a straightforward and cynical business arrangement turns into something very unexpected, the unlikely alliance between Socha and the Jews as the enterprise seeps deeper into Socha’s conscience.
The film is also an extraordinary story of survival as these men, women and children all try to outwit certain death during 14 months of ever increasing and intense danger. From acclaimed director Agnieszka Holland, IN DARKNESS is based on a true story.