Black Book

  • The Netherlands/Germany/UK/Belgium, 2006, 145minmins

  • Cast: Carice van Houten, Sebastian Koch

Returning to the Netherlands after decades in Hollywood, Verhoeven examines the depths hidden beneath the overly familiar surfaces of World War II, producing a nuanced thriller of duplicity, collaboration and resistance cutting across categories of Nazi, Dutch and Jewish. Rachel, the Dutch-Jewish heroine, finds love and betrayal on all sides as she navigates a rocky course of survival and vengeance amidst the destruction of the final days of the Nazi regime in Holland. The most expensive – and most popular – film that the Netherlands had produced.

2006 Venice Film Festival, Young Cinema Award – Best International Film

2006 Netherlands Film Festival, Best Film, Best Director & Best Actress



    In-theatre Screening

    • 2016-09-09 (Fri)
      2016-10-16 (Sun)


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