First Posted: 9/12/2007
Starring: Carice van Houten, Sebastian Koch, Thom Hoffman, Halina Reijn. 145 minutes, R. Directed by Paul Verhoeven. Netherlands, in German, Hebrew and English. Filmmaker Paul Verhoeven returned to the Netherlands after more than 20 years of success in Hollywood to direct this epic-scale war drama based on a true story. Rachel Steinn is a Jewish woman living in Holland during World War II. When Axis forces take control of Holland, Rachel manages to narrowly avoid capture, and joins the local resistance movement. With her hair dyed blonde, Rachel can easily pass for a Gentile. She finds herself caught in a dangerous double life as she becomes a mistress for the Nazis while attempting to bring down their empire.