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Black Book

Barely escaping a Nazi massacre in the fall of 1944, young and beautiful Rachel Steinn - Jewish, former revue star - joins the resistance. But her group is soon shattered by betrayal with Rachel falsely accused as the traitor. Once Holland is liberated, in May 1945, Rachel tracks down the real traitor and takes her revenge. It will not be sweet...


Paul Verhoeven was born in 1938 in Amsterdam and graduated from the University of Leiden with a degree in Math and Physics. He entered the Royal Netherlands Navy, where he began his film career by making documentaries for the Navy and later for TV. A selection of his most well-known films includes: the well-known Dutch series Floris (TV, 1969), the OSCAR-nominated Turkish Delight (1973), Soldiers of Orange (1977), RoboCop (1987), Total Recall (1990), Basic Instinct (1992), Showgirls (1995), Hollow Man (2000) and Black Book (2006).
Genre Thriller
Category Feature
Year of Production 2006
Director Paul Verhoeven
Screenplay Paul Verhoeven, Gerard Soeteman
Cinematography Karl Walter Lindenlaub
Cast Waldemar Kobus, Christian Berkel, Thom Hoffman, Sebastian Koch, Carice van Houten, Halina Reijn
Producers Jos van der Linden, Teun Hilte, Jens Meurer, San Fu Maltha
Production Companies Fu Works Productions/Amsterdam, Egoli Tossell Film/Berlin, Studio Babelsberg, Clockwork Pictures/London, MIG/Brussels
Length 145 min
Format 35 mm, color
Original Version
 Dutch/German/English
Subtitled Versions English, Dutch
Sound Technology Dolby SRD
Festivals Venice 2006 (In Competition), Toronto 2006 (Gala), London 2006, Palm Springs 2007, Miami 2007, Istanbul 2007, IndieLisboa 2016
Awards Golden Calves 2006 (Best Feature, Best Director, Best Leading Actress)
With backing from German Federal Film Board, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg

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