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Israel 1956. Rachel, a Jew, rather unexpectedly meets an old friend at the kibbutz where she is working as a teacher. It brings back memories of her experiences in The Netherlands during the war, memories of betrayal. September 1944. Rachel is in trouble when her hiding place is bombed by allied troops. She gets in contact with a man from the resistance and joins a group of Jews who are to be smuggled across the Biesbosch by boat to the freed South Netherlands. Germans from a patrol boat murder them all however. Only Rachel is able to escape. She is rescued by a resistance group under the leadership of Gerben Kuipers. When Kuipers' son is captured after trying to smuggle weapons, he asks Rachel to seduce SS-hauptsturmführer Ludwig Müntze. Soon she will find out the attack in the Biesbosch wasn't a coincidence. Written by|
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Taglines:To fight the enemy, she must become one of them.
Motion Picture Rating ()Rated R for some strong violence, graphic nudity, sexuality and language | »
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Release Date:18 May 2007 (USA) »
Also Known As:Black Book »
Opening Weekend:€682,184 (Netherlands), 17 September 2006, Limited Release
Opening Weekend USA:2,521, 8 April 2007, Limited Release
Gross USA:,398,392, 19 August 2007 »
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Aspect Ratio:2.35 : 1 See »
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TriviaMost actors speak more than one language in the film. speaks four languages fluently in the course of the film: Hebrew in the scenes in Israel, German with Nazi soldiers, English with Canadian army personnel and Dutch for the majority of the film. »
GoofsThe one half track to appear in the movie has the markings of a Gross Deutschland vehicle. This was an elite Werhmacht unit that was never in the Netherlands. »
Quotes: It is their intention, that for the queen and my fatherland, I have hook up with a powerful SD'er... Sleep with him...
: Well you're on your own then. I can't help you with that.
ConnectionsReferences (1931) »
SoundtracksHappy Days Are Here Again
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Publisher: Advanced Music Corp.
Netherlands: EMI Music Publishing (Holland) BV
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