Black Book

In 1944 during World War II, Jewish-Dutch singer Rachel Stein is hiding out in the occupied Netherlands. When her hideout is destroyed she is forced to escape with the help of a lawyer who gets her to board a boat with her family to escape to the liberated south, however the boat is ambushed by the German SS who kill everyone else. Rachel becomes involved with the resistance and takes on a non-Jewish alias, Ellis de Vries, she agrees to help by seducing a local SD Commander Muntze so they can free their captured resistance members. Ellis falls for Muntze and finds herself working between the resistance and trying to keep the SS from discovering her identity and motives while they work to bring down the Germans from the inside. However a double agent arises and puts Ellis in a tricky position, now she is unsafe on either side and must find a way out.

Director: Paul Verhoeven

Actors: Carice van Houten, Sebastian Koch, Thom Hoffman, Halina Reijn, Waldemar Kobus, Derek de Lint, Christian Berkel

Year: 2006

Length: 146 Minutes

Classification: MA15+ Strong violence, Strong coarse language, Strong nudity


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