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Black Book

Paul Verhoeven (Robocop, Basic Instinct) delivers this surprising mix of art house drama and popcorn-fueled exploitation. Carice van Houten stars as a Jew who finds herself stuck in Holland when the Nazis overrun the country round about 1944. She offers her services to the undergroud resistance and is soon doing Mata Hari duty, pumping (so to speak) a Nazi commander for information. The Nazi extermination of Jewish people in Northern Europe would seem like poor backdrop for an erotic thriller, but Verhoeven and his cast handle it with supreme confidence, delivering Hitchcock-style thrills and plenty of naked bodies. 145 minutes R.