Monday, 27 February 2012

A Dutch Treat: Black Book

A Dutch Treat:  Black Book

In the late 70's and early 80's the cinematic world was all abuzz about Dutch films.  Then the biggest Dutch director (Paul Verhoeven)  left Holland behind for Hollywood, and everyone stopped talking about Dutch films.

That is, until Verhoeven returned to make Black Book.  It's a great Dutch language movie, but you should know what you're getting yourself into.  Imagine a terrific Ken Follett style WWII thriller about the Dutch resistance movement.  Now imagine that thriller sexed right up by the man who directed Showgirls and Basic Instinct. And that's what Black Book is, a marvelous suspense thriller in the tradition of The Eye of the Needle and the Key to Rebecca - with a whole lot of Ilsa She Wolf of the SS thrown in for good measure.

It stars Carice van Houten, and she looks good, really good - pneumatically good.  And probably without her, it wouldn't be nearly as much fun to watch.  The production values are excellent.  So, if you're looking for an adventurous evening's entertainment, put the kids to bed and snuggle up with your sweetie for  a terrific mix of action, suspense and sex.

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