Black Book (2006)

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Black Book: Directed by Paul Verhoeven. With Carice van Houten, Sebastian Koch, Thom Hoffman, Halina Reijn. In the Nazi-occupied Netherlands during World War II, a Jewish singer infiltrates the regional Gestapo headquarters for the Dutch resistance.

“I have been eagerly waiting to see u0026#39;Zwartboeku0026#39; the past months. Finally it premiered in Holland today and i immediately rushed to cinema to be one of the first to see it. Beforehand i didnu0026#39;t watch any trailer nor read any review so i went in completely not knowing what to expect.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eThe movie starts a bit messy. Not knowing what it wants and where it wants to go. But as soon as things are set the roller-coaster ride begins. Carice and Sebastian are simply outstanding. Together they really carry the movie. The story however is predictable at times, but the awesome production quality (for dutch standards) and fast paced action really make up for it.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eThe overall message (which i will not give away) is something to think about. See the movie and judge for yourself.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eI have heard this will be sent in for the Oscars. As much as i would want Paul to win i donu0026#39;t think it will happen. There will be other movies with a story less predictable and more surprising. However, my heart would want him to win this and walk out with a big figurative finger pointed at all them critics.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eZwartboek is in my opinion the best dutch production in 20-30 years, maybe even the best dutch movie since Soldier of Orange. It doesnu0026#39;t disappoint, it doesnu0026#39;t bore and it will give you a ride which you wonu0026#39;t forget. It is also the breakthrough of Carice van Houten. Rave reviews from Venice compare her to Scarlett Johansson, but even better. Future will tell…u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eFor now, go see this! And for Paul: please stay in Holland and make dutch cinema proud again.”


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