Just for starters, no movie about the Dutch Resistance during World War II has any right to be this wildly entertaining, not to mention this provocative and potently erotic. Only in a Paul Verhoeven movie, kids. For those with longer memories, Verhoeven first made his mark in the Netherlands with a series of feisty films Spetters, Turkish Delight, The Fourth Man. The title refers to the book containing the names of Jewish families who spend their savings for boat passage out of German-occupied Holland in , only to be betrayed to the Nazis, who rob and murder them. Carice van Houten, a in the making, plays Rachel Stein, who sees her family slaughtered while she escapes by diving to safety.
Black Book (Zwartboek)
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Details: , Rest of the world, Cert 15, mins. Direction: Paul Verhoeven. Summary: In the final stages of the second world war, a young Jewish woman joins the resistance in the Netherlands after seeing her family murdered by the Nazis. Would you trust the man who brought us Showgirls and RoboCop to make a film about the betrayal and murder of Dutch Jews in the second world war? Director Paul Verhoeven talks to Stuart Jeffries. Turn autoplay off Turn autoplay on. Jump to content [s] Jump to site navigation  Jump to search  Terms and conditions .
Black Book (Zwartboek) Film Review
A Jewish woman, played by Rachel Steinn, was living in Holland during the s. At this time Germany was occupying the area, and her family was promised they could be brought safely to Belgium, but the promises were false. She wrote their names into a black book, which she kept close to her heart. Her brothers were robbed and then murdered by the Germans, and it was all a premeditated move. Steinn escaped by swimming to safety.
Direction: Paul Verhoeven. Summary: Set towards the end of the second world war, a German Jewish girl joins the resistance in Holland to find out who betrayed her family. With: Carice van Houten and Halina Reijn. Paul Verhoeven, the director who brought us Robocop, has left Hollywood to go back to his roots: freezing weather, coffins and pig muck in the Netherlands. Geoffrey Macnab reports.