Previously at the ICA - Films

Still: Black Book

Special Preview: Black Book

14 Jan 2007

Director Paul Verhoeven abandons Hollywood (where he made two fantastic films, RoboCop and Starship Troopers) and returns to his native Netherlands for a rollercoaster wartime thriller to rival his 1977 World War 2 epic Soldier of Orange. The stunning Carice van Houten plays a Jewish singer whose attempt to escape with her family from impending Nazi occupation goes horribly wrong. Joining the Resistance, she's sent undercover to infiltrate the Nazi high command, a situation that occurs early in the film and results in nearly two hours of sheer suspense and action. This is thundering entertainment, underpinned by a genuine feeling for the sacrifices and suffering of life during wartime.

Dir Paul Verhoeven, Netherlands 2006, 135 mins, subtitles

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