Black Book

Black Book

Director: Paul Verhoeven Cast: Carice van Houten, Sebastian Koch, Thom Hoffman

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Overview

Filmmaker Paul Verhoeven returned to the Netherlands after more than twenty years of success in Hollywood to direct this epic-scale war drama based on a true story. Rachel Steinn (Carice van Houten) is a beautiful Jewish woman living in German-occupied Holland during late 1944. Her family members - who have been falsely promised safe passage to Belgium (their names recorded in the 'black book' of the title) are instead robbed and slaughtered by the Germans on a premeditated basis; Rachel herself manages to escape by diving into the water and swimming away. She narrowly avoids capture, then joins the local resistance movement. With her hair dyed blonde, Rachel can easily pass for Aryan, and when the leader of the Dutch resistance movement learns his son has been captured by Axis forces, Rachel is asked to use her feminine charms to persuade a German commander to arrange for the boy's release. Rachel soon finds herself caught up in a dangerous double life as she becomes a sexual plaything for the Nazis while attempting to bring down their evil empire as a spy. Zwartboek was written by Verhoeven and Gerard Soeteman, who collaborated on the 1977 international success Soldier of Orange. Zwartboek received its world premier at the 2006 Venice Film Festival.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/25/2007
UPC: 0043396214880
Original Release: 2006
Rating: R
Source: Sony Pictures
Region Code: ABC
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time: 2:26:00
Sales rank: 6,886

Special Features

Commentary with director Paul Verhoeven; The making of Black Book

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Carice van Houten Rachel Stein/Ellis De Vries
Sebastian Koch Ludwig Müntze
Thom Hoffman Hans Akkermans
Halina Reijn Ronnie
Waldemar Kobus Günther Franken
Derek de Lint Gerben Kuipers
Christian Berkel General Käutner
Dolf de Vries Notary Smaal
Peter Blok Van Gein
Michiel Huisman Rob Maalderink
Ronald Armbrust Tim Kuipers
Frank Lammers Kees
Matthias Schoenaerts Joop
Johnny de Mol Theo
Xander Straat Maarten
Diana Dobbleman Mrs. Smaal
Rixt Leddy Anny
Lidewij Mahler Linda
Pieter Tiddens Herman
Gijs Naber Cas
Dirk Zeelenberg Siem
Michiel de Jong David
Jobst Schnibbe Driver Müntze
Boris Saran Joseph
Jack Vecht Mr. Stein
Jacqueline Blom Mrs. Stein
Seth Kamphuijs Brother Max
Herman Boerman Skipper Willi
Skip Goeree Ronnie's Husband
Bert Luppes Mr. Tsjepkema
Marisa van Eyle Mr. Tsjepkema
Heleen Minuer Steinte Tsjepkema
Bas van der Horst Jante Tsjepkema
Foeke Kolff Tsjepkema Child
Merel van Houts Tsjepkema Child
Charlotte Rinnooy Kan Tsjepkema Child
Maaike Kempeneers Tsjepkema Child
Janni Goslinga Lady in Fur Coat
Wimie Wilhelm Female Prison Guard
Theo Maassen Prison Guard With Baret
Tjebbo Gerritsma Prison Guard With Accordion
Timothy Deenihan Canadian Colonel
Nolan Hemmings Captain British Intelligence
Garick Hagon British General
Ronald de Bruin Dutch CD in Train # 1
Menno van Beekum Dutch SD in Train # 2
Marcel Musters Henk
Hugo Metsers Shock Trooper
Rian Gerritsen Drunken Woman in Prison # 1
Susan Visser Drunken Woman in Prison # 2
Maiko Kemper Siegfried
Carsten Sasse German Sentry
Liza de Weerd Receptionist
Willem de Wolf Property Man
Oded Menashe Husband of Rachel Rosenthal-Stein
Roni Yedid Daughter of Rachel Rosenthal-Stein
Tomer Agami Son of Rachel Rosenthal-Stein
Gabriela Lewis Tour Guide
Michiel Husman Actor

Technical Credits
Paul Verhoeven Director,Screenwriter
Graham Begg Executive Producer
Jeroen Beker Producer
Georges Bossaers Sound/Sound Designer
Jeremy Burdek Co-producer
Job ter Burg Editor
Jamie Carmichael Executive Producer
Anne Dudley Score Composer
Winnie Gallis Makeup
Sara Giles Executive Producer
Job Gosschalk Casting
Andreas Grosch Executive Producer
James Herbert Editor
Teun Hilte Producer
Jens Meurer Producer
Hans Kemna Casting
Risa Kes Casting
Nadia Khamlichi Co-producer
Karl Walter Lindenlaub Cinematographer
San Fu Maltha Producer
Jindra Markus Associate Producer
Henning Molfenter Executive Producer
Dick Naastepad Makeup
Marc Noyons Co-producer
Justine Paauw Co-producer
Adrian Politowski Co-producer
Adrian Politwoski Co-producer
Andreas Schmid Executive Producer
Marcus Schöfer Executive Producer
Gerard Soeteman Original Story,Screenwriter
Yan Tax Costumes/Costume Designer
Yan Tax Costumes/Costume Designer
Marc van der Bijl Asst. Director
Jos van der Linden Producer
Wilbert van Dorp Production Designer
Frans van Gestel Producer
Harry Wiessenhaan Special Effects
Carl L. Woebcken Executive Producer

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