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Black Book (Zwartboek)

Black Book (Zwartboek)
  • 2006
  • Netherlands/Belgium/UK/Germany
  • 145 min
  • 15
  • 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
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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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Black Book

15 Jan 20074 stars

(15) 145min

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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