Black book

DVD - 2007 | Dutch; Flemish
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A young Jewish girl hides out from the Nazis during World War II in The Netherlands. After her hiding place is literally blown, she escapes with her rescuer, a young sailor. That same night, as she is hiding with the sailor, she is warned by the Dutch resistance that their hiding place has been located by the Germans. The next day they take off toward the liberated areas. That night the boat sails into a trap set by the Germans. Rachel escapes and joins the resistance. Under the false name Ellis de Vries she meets SS-hauptsturmführer Ludwig Muntze on a train smuggling weapons. She goes to his headquarters to meet him again and gain his trust. He soons falls for her and she joins his office as a spy. But when someone within the resistance betrays her, she is now seen as an enemy betraying both sides. All that's left to do is run with the man she learned to love and find a way to prove her innocence by finding the real betrayer.
Publisher: Culver City, Calif. : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2007]
ISBN: 9781424851577
Branch Call Number: DUTCH DVD ZWARTBO
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (approximately 146 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
Language Note: In Dutch with optional English, French or Spanish subtitles
Alternative Title: Black book


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May 12, 2019

Suspenseful film from Dutch director Paul Verhoeven. I was on the edge of my seat throughout the entire movie. Restricted due to full-frontal nudity and scenes of violence. Some parts of the movie were a bit silly, however. Carice van Houten carries the movie.

May 02, 2019

Not wrong, but a little clunky.

Jan 12, 2018

A great movie in all aspects. Very sad storyline but such a well-done production in terms of everything from directing to script to cast to costumes...everything!!! I totally recommend it to everyone! Five stars 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟

Jul 12, 2017

I really enjoyed this movie. Totally believable.

Jul 03, 2017

Excellent period piece. I think they did a great job re-creating the look of WW2 and telling a unique story.

Jul 03, 2017

A hard-core war film with raw violence, intense action, graphic sexuality and a twisting plot that offers a series of surprises.

May 22, 2017

Truly childish script with cringe worthy scenes, i.e. the hair dye scene and the 'He swore...' scene...Expected much more and got much not bother!

Apr 12, 2017

We tend to think that stories "inspired by real events" must have some historical merit, but such is not necessarily the case. The writer/director of this film is known primarily for his pulp fiction and crude, sensational approach to filmmaking, and so this account is intended to be over the top, a bit of a "romp". The resistance movement is so much less heroic than is usually depicted, is unlucky and/or incompetent in its manoeuvres, and not without its own villains. You may find the film less off-putting if you just don't take it seriously.

Mar 06, 2017

One of Verhoeven's best films- an exciting look at the Dutch resistance in WW2 told through the eyes of a young Jewish woman.

Jun 26, 2016

I thoroughly enjoyed watching this film in spite of the grim subject matter and bloodshed involved. The suspense builds up perfectly and there are many surprising turns in this film. Top marks in my book !

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ncooper987 Feb 06, 2012

Sexual Content: There are some very adult (nude) scenes but gives great perspective for those in Holland.

Nabiki Feb 13, 2011

Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.


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ncooper987 Feb 06, 2012

Great movie depicting world war two in Holland. Follows a wealthy Jewish lady through her survival and infiltration of the Nazi regime.


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