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.

Black Book has no official release date in the US.