Black Book (Dutch: Zwartboek) is a 2006 thriller war film by director Paul Verhoeven, starring Carice van Houten, Sebastian Koch, Thom Hoffman, and Halina Reijn. The story is about a young Jewish woman in the Netherlands who becomes a spy for the resistance during World War II, when tragedy befalls her after an encounter with the Nazis. The film had its world premiere on September 1, 2006 at the Venice Film Festival and its public release on September 14, 2006 in the Netherlands.
The press in the Netherlands was divided about the film, but with three Golden Calves Black Book was the most awarded film at the Netherlands Film Festival in 2006. The international press responded positively to the film and especially to the performance of actress Carice van Houten. It was the Dutch submission for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 2007, but the film was not nominated.
At the time of its release, it was the most expensive Dutch film ever made, and commercially also the Netherland’s most successful, with that country’s highest box office gross of 2006. By January 12, 2007 1,000,000 people had seen the film.
Directed by : Paul Verhoeven
Written by : Gerard Soeteman Paul Verhoeven
Starring : Carice van Houten ,Sebastian Koch,Thom Hoffman, Halina Reijn
Music by : Anne Dudley
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