Rent Black Book (2006)

3.7 of 5 from 429 ratings
2h 20min
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Synopsis:
September 1944 - Nazi Occupied Holland. When her temporary safe house is destroyed by a bomb, the beautiful young Jewish chanteuse Rachel Steinn (Carice van Houten) joins fellow refugees in an attempt to reach safe Allied territory by boat. Tragedy strikes when a Nazi patrol intercepts their escape, ruthlessly killing everybody on-board including Rachel's family; only Rachel escapes the massacre. Embittered and desperate for revenge, she joins the Resistance where, assigned a new identity as the blond Security Service by seducing senior officer Muntze (Sebastian Koch). Without warning she becomes entangled in a deadly web of double-dealing and betrayal...
Actors:
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Directors:
Producers:
Jeroen Beker, Teun Hilte, San Fu Maltha, Jens Meurer, Jos van der Linden
Voiced By:
Emile Jansen
Writers:
Gerard Soeteman, Paul Verhoeven
Aka:
Zwartboek
Studio:
Tartan
Genres:
Action & Adventure, Classics, Drama, Thrillers
Countries:
Netherlands, Action & Adventure, Classics, Drama, Thrillers
BBFC:
Release Date:
30/04/2007
Run Time:
140 minutes
Languages:
Dutch, German
Subtitles:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Exclusive Interviews with Paul Verhoeven
  • Exclusive Interview with Carice Van Houten
  • Film Notes
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
BBFC:
Release Date:
24/09/2007
Run Time:
146 minutes
Languages:
Dutch
Subtitles:
English
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Interviews with Paul Verhoeven and Carice Van Houten
  • Original Trailer

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Reviews (6) of Black Book

WW2 Drama - Black Book review by CP Customer

Spoiler Alert
02/09/2007

An interesting new twist on the WW2 drama, viewed from the perspective of the Dutch. The lead character is a Dutch Jew who narrowly escapes being murdered after a fellow Dutchman turns her family over to the Nazis. She gets involved with the Resistance and some risky missions, including becoming the mistress of a high ranking Nazi officer. As the Netherlands is liberated things get very dangerous and the betrayal and assumptions made by the Dutch, the Nazis and the British become clear. The film is unusual in that it slips into several languages, although most is in Dutch with English subtitles. I was surprised at the choice of Paul Verhoeven as director, given his usual material. There are some scenes of rather gratuitious nudity, although it is quite amusing seeing a porky Nazi officer prancing around with his todger out! A WW2 drama which is a bit different from the norm.

3 out of 4 members found this review helpful.

A dark tale - Black Book review by CP Customer

Spoiler Alert
07/01/2009

An interesting film about the last months of WW2 seen from the Netherlands, but it could have been any occupied country in Europe, where some people decided to work with the enemy whereas others supported the resistance - and a few were on both sides. This is therefore a taut drama with different twists and surprises and not anyone is a "white" hero or a dark villain.

2 out of 2 members found this review helpful.

Spy Intrigue - Black Book review by JD

Spoiler Alert
30/04/2013

This is about real spying, not your zip wire stuff but more exciting. Ordinary people doing desperate things to help end the war. How far would you go to protect your family or revenge their memory? It is also about the Dutch resistance and the plot is so thick you can't pour a glass of Advocat without getting lost.

1 out of 1 members found this review helpful.

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