• Film ID:
  • 14237
  • Availability:
  • DVD Available from Shop
  • Film cert:
  • Running time:
  • DVD=139 min.
  • Nationality(ies):
  • Netherlands.
  • Primary Language(s):
  • Dutch.
BLACK BOOK (2006)
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The Netherlands towards the end of WWII and Jewess Rachel Stein must abandon her hiding place and make a break for freedom. After escaping the massacre of a boat load of refugees fleeing toward Allied lines, Rachel, alone, bereft and terrified, joins the Resistance and, using her feminine wiles and intelligence, infiltrates the lair of those responsible for her grief. Black Book is a cracking thriller; tense, gripping, and full of irony, Dutch resistance heroes aren't all models of virtue and we have a token good German. Above all there is a stand out performance from Carice van Houten who is surely on the way to greater things.
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