Black BookAfter narrowly escaping death, young Rachel Rosenthal (Carice van Houten) becomes part of the Jewish resistance, assuming the name Ellis de Vries. In the Nazi-occupied Netherlands during World War II, the singer infiltrates the regional Gestapo headquarters for the Dutch resistance.
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Directors of "Black Book"Paul VerhoevenBirthdate: 18 July 1938, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Creators of "Black Book"Gerard SoetemanBirthdate: 1936, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, NetherlandsPaul VerhoevenBirthdate: 18 July 1938, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Critic Reviews of "Black Book"USA TodaySeptember 01, 2007
A hard-core war film with raw violence, intense action, graphic sexuality and a twisting plot that offers a series of surprises.Orlando SentinelMay 04, 2007
Verhoeven never loses sight of the larger message -- that in those evil times, ordinary people were forced to do extraordinary, and even awful, things just to live long enough to tell their tale.Film.comApril 30, 2007
Paul Verhoeven's WWII drama stars the lovely Dutch actress Carice van Houten as a Jewish Resistance worker, and costars her breasts. All three deserve awards consideration.Globe and MailApril 27, 2007
The happy ending demands that [Verhoeven's] return-journey film -- Black Book -- be a rousing artistic triumph. It isn't. Too many of his lazy Hollywood habits have followed him home.Atlanta Journal-ConstitutionApril 27, 2007
Insanely entertaining -- and often just plain insane -- World War II melodrama. You may hate yourself in the morning, but you'll have to admit Verhoeven gives you a lot of bang for your buck.Philadelphia InquirerApril 27, 2007
Black Book doesn't let the grim facts of the Holocaust get in the way of some ripping pulp.Stop SmilingApril 07, 2015
Seven years after he disappeared with the whimper that was Hollow Man, Paul Verhoeven has returned with what may be his best film.Suite101.comSeptember 25, 2010
The handsomely mounted, heedlessly pulpy modernist World War II thriller that "The Good German" and "Valkyrie" failed to be - a dizzying rush of daring rescues, sexual intrigue, treachery, betrayal, gunfights, hasty conclusions and harrowing consequences.CinePassionAugust 27, 2009
It's the last thing a Verhoeven film should be: tastefulBeyond HollywoodApril 18, 2008
A slick, thrilling, trashy, melodramatic and serialesque soap opera adventure which conceals the complex tale of moral ambiguity beneath.NewsBlazeMarch 06, 2008
While gleefully turning all prior war movie stereotypes on their heads, Verhoeven opts for the bizarre theory that ravishing designing women and lots of sex can change the course of world history.Laramie Movie ScopeJanuary 15, 2008
There are a lot of plot twists at the end of the film, maybe too many, but it will keep you guessing.
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