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Black Book

Rachel is a Jewish woman who met an old kibbutz friend who works as a teacher. In the Netherlands during the war in September 1944, Rachel received many troubles when her hiding place was bombarded by coalition forces. Rachel later joined a group of Jews, all of whom ran through the sea by boat to the south of the Netherlands in search of another refuge. The Germans carried out a massive genocide, killing all of them and only Rachel, who was able to escape, survived. In the end, she was called Elise de Fries because she is part of the Jewish resistance that still suffers from German threats
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April 30, 2007
Paul Verhoeven's WWII drama stars the lovely Dutch actress Carice van Houten as a Jewish Resistance worker, and costars her breasts. All three deserve awards consideration.
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March 06, 2008
While gleefully turning all prior war movie stereotypes on their heads, Verhoeven opts for the bizarre theory that ravishing designing women and lots of sex can change the course of world history.
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May 04, 2007
Verhoeven never loses sight of the larger message -- that in those evil times, ordinary people were forced to do extraordinary, and even awful, things just to live long enough to tell their tale.
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April 18, 2008
A slick, thrilling, trashy, melodramatic and serialesque soap opera adventure which conceals the complex tale of moral ambiguity beneath.
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Philadelphia Inquirer
April 27, 2007
Black Book doesn't let the grim facts of the Holocaust get in the way of some ripping pulp.
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August 27, 2009
It's the last thing a Verhoeven film should be: tasteful
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Globe and Mail
April 27, 2007
The happy ending demands that [Verhoeven's] return-journey film -- Black Book -- be a rousing artistic triumph. It isn't. Too many of his lazy Hollywood habits have followed him home.
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April 27, 2007
Insanely entertaining -- and often just plain insane -- World War II melodrama. You may hate yourself in the morning, but you'll have to admit Verhoeven gives you a lot of bang for your buck.
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