Black Book (Zwartboek)
- Netherlands / Belgium / UK / Germany
- 2h 25min
- Directed by: Paul Verhoeven
- Written by: Gerard Soeteman, Paul Verhoeven
- Cast: Carice van Houten, Sebastian Koch, Thom Hoffman, Halina Reijn
- Language: Dutch, English, German, Hebrew
- Website: www.zwartboekdefilm.nl
Verhoeven returns to form with this pacy, provocative wartime thriller - his first Dutch language film in 20 years. Focusing on a young Jewish girl (van Houten), it is an old fashioned boy's own romp about the resistance movement and Nazi collaborators. Matching the themes of his pre-Hollywood films to a racy arthouse style, Verhoeven gets the best from both.
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Reviews & features
Black Book15 Jan 2007
With his creativity curtailed by Hollywood’s dream factory since 2000’s underwhelming Hollow Man, Paul Verhoeven has gone home to Holland, where he’s also made a return to form with this pacy, provocative wartime thriller. It’s a companion piece to his…
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