Black Book


Black Book
This award-winning movie is set in the Netherlands during World War II. After narrowly surviving action by the Germans which killed her family, a Jewish girl joins the underground resistance and infiltrates the Nazis to avenger her family. However she finds that pretending to be in love soon leads to the real thing, complicating her mission and life. In Dutch, English, German and Hebrew with English subtitles.

143 minutes.
No persons under 16 (Language, Sex, Nudity, Violence).
Thriller, War, On the art circuit

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Credits

Cast
Carice van Houten, Sebastian Koch, Thom Hoffman, Halina Reijn, Waldemar Kobus, Derek de Lint, Christian Berkel, Dolf de Vries
Director
Paul Verhoeven
ScreenplayGerard Soeteman, Paul Verhoeven
MusicAnne Dudley
CinematographyKarl Walter Lindenlaub
EditingJob ter Burg, James herbert
Sound formatsDolby Digital
Made in2006
Produced byFu Works, Hector BV, Motel Films, Clockwork Pictures, Egoli Tossell Film, AVRO Television, Motion Investment Group, Studio Babelsberg, VIP 4 Medienfonds

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreWar, drama
LanguageStrong, abusive, moderate frequency
NudityStrong, occasional, sexual
SexModerate with strong nudity
ViolenceStrong and frequent, bloody
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsNone
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Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Ray Bennett quote iconEngrossing factual espionage thriller.
10
Die Burger
Jacques Liebenberg
15
Cape Times
Kenneth Turan quote iconVerhoeven's spy thriller a winner.
10
Mail & Guardian
Shaun de Waal
8
The Citizen
Bruce Dennill quote iconMuch more than just a welcome surprise.
16
Sunday Times
Barry Ronge quote iconIt plays out as an ambitious, erotic thriller that flirts with tastelessness, but its energy commands one's attention.
15
BBC
Matthew Leyland quote iconA twisty tale robustly told with lashings of sex and violence.
15
eye Weekly
Jason Anderson quote iconBold, exciting and equipped with a pitch-black view of human nature.
15
ReelViews
James Berardinelli quote iconThis is one of the best war movies to emerge about World War II in the last ten years.
18
Rolling Stone
Peter Travers quote iconNo 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
18
Metacritic.com
34 critics
14
Rottentomatoes critics
126 critics
14
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconShamelessly entertaining melodrama.
15

What the People say

Internet
7660 Netizens quote iconDefinitely worth seeing.
16

Average .. 71%

14




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