Black Book (2006)

R   |    |  Drama, Thriller, War

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In the Nazi-occupied Netherlands during World War II, a Jewish singer infiltrates the regional Gestapo headquarters for the Dutch resistance.




  • Carice van Houten and Sebastian Koch in Black Book (2006)
  • Sebastian Koch in Black Book (2006)
  • Paul Verhoeven at an event for Black Book (2006)
  • Carice van Houten in Black Book (2006)
  • Carice van Houten in Black Book (2006)
  • Sebastian Koch at an event for Black Book (2006)

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25 October 2006 | Aarkangel
| Europe meets America
A really interesting mix of American movie - driven by a strong narrative, complete with car chases and tense thriller moments - and European film - multilingual, with strong sense of historical moment and complex characterisation. The lead performance by Carice van Houten is compelling and charismatic. Overall the film does not amount to a big emotional experience - the centre of the emotion, however, is subtle and focused on the scenes of Ellis (the Jewish heroine, undercover among the Nazis) and Muntze (the German officer) in bed together. A complex and believable love develops between them which is the heart of the film. Great to see Verhoeven back in Europe on a project of passion, bringing back some American know-how to a fairly large scale film, albeit for a pretty modest budget (c$20M I believe).

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Release Date:

18 May 2007


Dutch, German, English, Hebrew

Country of Origin

Netherlands, Germany, UK, Belgium

Filming Locations

Giethoorn, Steenwijkerland, Overijssel, Netherlands

Box Office


$21,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$112,521 8 April 2007

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:


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