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by Paul Verhoeven


It is late Summer in 1944, and when the hiding place of beautiful Jewish singer Rachel Steinn is accidentally bombed by warplanes, she decides to join a group of Jewish refugees to make an escape into liberated Allied territory. The boat they are escaping on is intercepted by a German patrol and all the refugees are savagely murdered with only Rachel.

international title: Black Book
original title: Zwartboek
country: Netherlands, Germany, United Kingdom
sales agent: Content International
year: 2006
genre: fiction
directed by: Paul Verhoeven
film run: 135'
release date: NL 14/09/2006, FR 29/11/2006, BE 29/11/2006, UK 19/01/2007, IT 26/01/2007, ES 09/02/2007, DK 09/03/2007 AT 10/05/2007
screenplay: Gerard Soeteman, Paul Verhoeven
cast: Carice van Houten, Halina Reijn, Sebastian Koch, Thom Hoffman, Gijs Naber
cinematography by: Karl Walter Lindenlaub
film editing: Job ter Burg, Humphrey Dixon
art director: Wilbert Van Dorp
costumes designer: Yann Tax
music: Anne Dudley
producer: Paul Verhoeven
production: Fu Works, Motel Films, Egoli Tossell Film, Studio Babelsberg, VIP Medien Fonds (DE), AVRO (NL), Clockwork Pictures (UK)
distributor: A-Film Distribution, Pathé Distribution (FR), DNC (IT), Alternative Films (BE), Tartan Films (UK), Nordisk (DK), NFP (AT)
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