Set during the end of WWII, Black Book is the story of a German Jewish girl who narrowly survives the war in Holland. She joins the resistance to find out who betrayed her family after all of them were killed in an attempt to reach the liberated south.
What was it like working with director Paul Verhoeven? He's known to be a strict taskmaster on set.
Carice van Houten: I was really scared. I saw a documentary about him making films in the 70's and he was screaming. So I was a little afraid of that. I know a lot of people want to hear something else, like crazy stories, but he was really the sweetest director I could have had. You need somebody who leads you, and he did. Every morning when I came on the set, I thought, "maybe this is the day he's going to explode", but it never happened.Read More
Sony Pictures Classics has picked up the rights to Paul Verhoeven's World War II drama, Black Book.
The film made headlines during this year's Toronto Film Festival because of scenes including the Jewish female lead character graphically dyeing her pubic hair blonde to infiltrate the Nazi party as a member of the resistance, captors dumping a vat of dung on her and several ribald sexual encounters, says The Hollywood Reporter.Read More