From: Los Osos, CA
A pleasant surprise arrived from Netflix for the weekend:
Black Book is a 2007 Dutch film set in occupied Holland toward the end of WWII.
The film revolves around a beautiful young Jewish woman who struggles to remain hidden from the Gestapo, and eventually joins the Dutch Resistance.
Yes, there is a bit of a love story in here, but it's not the central theme of the movie.
The twisting, turning plot keeps the movie going at a good pace. I also liked how it's portrayed that even though the Reich is on its death-bed, it's business as usual for the Germans in occupied Holland.
Not for the squeamish though....graphic killings, a few nudey scenes, and a very disturbing "Jackass" type scene that might make you re-taste your popcorn.
Curious what the experts in here thought of the German vehicles and uniforms...were they authentic looking?
I think maybe they used the same German reenactor group used in Saving Private Ryan. I recognized a few vehicles that looked like the same ones in this film.
Also, 90% of the film is spoken in Dutch with English subtitles. However, there are no a-list Hollywood actors in this film to muck it up.
Overall, not the most interesting war movie I've seen, but far from the worst!
"If you want peace, prepare for war."