Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Black Book

The most expensive film production in Dutch history so far is Paul Verhoeven's World War II epic Black Book... The beautiful Carice Van Houten stars as our heroin Rachel Stien a Jewish war time survivor who became part of the Dutch resistance...Through out her story Rachel uses her sexuality to survive ..When she Joins the resistance as Ellis de Vries She seduces an S.S officer and falls in love with him and he her....I don't want to spoil the story so lets just say this is a Verhoeven film through and through...Sexy and action packed...The relationship between Ellis and Hauptsturmfuher Ludwig Muntiz (played by Sebastian Koch) reminds me of Maximilian and Lucia from Cavsni's The Night Porter but less sadomasochistic...Though this film is a bit comic bookish and Carice plays in another W.W.II epic Valkyrie..I was entertained the entire 2 1/2 hours ... Its always good to hear the Dutch swear... It reminds me of my ol' Dutch boss Arie de Vries ...

Black Book Trailer

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