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Important subject, but the movie is average
Academy Awards nominee for Best Foreign Movie (Poland) about the true story of a Catholic Polish sewer man who helped a group of Jews survive for over a year in the sewer system underneath the Jewish ghetto.
Excellent production design, good direction and good acting by the lead actor.
However, I didn't feel the writing was good enough to hold a 140-minutes movie. It would have worked better as a much shorter film.
Agnieszka Holland's older movie concerning the subject of the holocaust, "Europa, Europa (1990)" was much better, as far as I remember.
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