Paul Verhoeven’s Black Book arrives on DVD and Blu-Ray

Acclaimed filmmaker Paul Verhoeven (Basic Instinct, Hollow Man) returned to his native Holland to direct and co-write (with Gerard Soeteman) Black Book, a heart-stopping story of the Dutch resistance during World War II. 

Starring Sebastian Koch (The Lives of Others), Carice Van Houten (AmnesiA) and Thom Hoffman (Dogville), this Sony Pictures Classics film will be released on Hi-Def Blu-ray and DVD by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment on September 25th at a suggested retail price of $38.96 for Blu-ray and $29.95 for DVD.

Black Book has also been honored with numerous awards including Best Film, Best Director and Best Actress (Carice van Houten) at the Netherlands Film Festival and Best International Film at the Venice Film Festival.  

DVD Special Features:
“Making of “ Featurette
Director’s Commentary

Synopsis:
In the darkest days of World War II, Jewish fugitives attempt to escape occupied Holland – only to face a Nazi ambush.  Rachel Stein (Carice van Houten) alone survives the attack and joins the Dutch resistance to avenge her family.  She soon confronts the ultimate test:  she must infiltrate German headquarters by tempting Captain Ludwig Müntze (Sebastian Hoch).  In the heat of passion, he uncovers her duplicity … but keeps her secret. 

Then Rachel’s espionage reveals that a murderous traitor lurks within Resistance ranks.  Unable to fully trust anyone, Rachel navigates a minefield of deception and becomes an enemy to both sides.  Epic, passionate, breathtaking, Black Book relates an untold story of World War II where the distinctions between good and evil become blurred by the complexities of human nature.

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