Paul Verhoeven's THE BLACK BOOK Original Movie Poster * CARICE VAN HOUTEN * 27"x 40" Very Rare 2007 Mint New Condition. Large Wall Size measures 27" inches wide by 40" inches high. Original Official U.S. Advance Release Theatrical Poster for the March 2007 anticipated U.S. limited release of " The Black Book " (also known as " Zwartboek " internationally ) directed by Paul Verhoeven who also directed Starship Troopers , Total Recall , Showgirls and the Academy Award winning Basic Instinct. Set during the end of WWII , The Black Book is the story of a Dutch 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. This film begins in 1956 with Rachel Steinn, a school teacher at an Israeli kibbutz, being accidentally found by an old acquaintance, who is on vacation with her husband. The meeting brings back painful wartime memories and Rachel heads to a quiet place by the river to recollect our central story.So back we travel, to occupied Holland, circa 1944, and we see a more youthful Rachel, diligently practicing a bible passage in order to earn a meal from the family who is hiding her from the Germans. She, like many Jews at that time, were surviving by any means necessary in order to outlast the Nazi tyranny. However, one day, while flirting with a young man sailing on the nearby lake, her safe zone is destroyed in one fell swoop by a low flying bomber. Rachel is immediately on the run, aided by her new sailor friend.So much of this film relies on surprises and shocking twists that it would be unfair to detail too many plot threads. This is truly a definitive epic, in every cinematic sense of the word. Rachel is crossed and doubled-crossed and triple-crossed, eventually winding up as a member of the famed Resistance. Via cunning and fortunate circumstance, she manages to transform herself into Ellis de Vries, a blond bombshell who infiltrates the German command in the area. She uses a quick wit, a gorgeous voice, some feminine charms and a collection of Queen Wilhelmina stamps to crawl her way into the arms of Herr Müntze (Sebastian Koch).From deep within the Nazi camp, she is able to strategically plant a microphone and to use tidbits of acquired knowledge in order to provide the Resistance with vital information and plans. While evolving into a brave spy, she must learn how to reconcile her own personal vendettas and her surprising romantic feelings for Müntze.There are no more exciting themes in film than tragic romance, espionage and escape.Throw in a magnificent screenplay, marvelous cinematography, a plot that churns along with the efficiency of a Swiss watch, and the added bonus of a gorgeous actress ~ the result is an amazing film. " The Black Book " is intrigue, drama, romance and tragedy. This emotionally weighty film even manages to deliver a few wonderfully witty moments to break the supreme tension of it all. The cast is immense. Every one of them exudes authenticity. It is one of the best ensemble casts ever assembled and Carice Van Houten , not a household name to most, is simply magnificent. She is a Dutch beauty who , if this role is anything to go by , is on the verge of a magnificent career. Her grasp on the emotional turmoil of Rachel/Ellis is of profound proportions. It is a stunning turn that flatly demands award consideration. The range on display in this movie is astonishing. She is able to create a sympathetic creature... one that we will root for until the end... one that we trust and believe in. Paul Verhoeven, a director for whom this is the work of a lifetime , shows amazing range in his abilities as a story-teller here. This is the film he should list above all others on his résumé. This is a thoughtful , poignant and tremendously thrilling adventure. For attentive viewers , the final scenes of the film act as a provocative meditation on the relationships between war and justice , peace and insularity , as well as the actions of the past and the promises of the future. " The Black Book ( Zwartboek ) " is not only a riveting WWII adventure , but a superb contrast of morality vs reality. This Original Poster is Printed in Beautiful Brilliant Razor-sharp 6 color production on thick advertising poster stock paper. Rare , Authentic , Black Book Collectors item of an astounding historical drama ~ ready for framing or simply hang as is. Great for an Apartment or Studio , Entertainment Room or Office. Will be gently rolled in a heavy duty tube and shipped Priority Mail with Delivery Confirmation / Tracking. This Original Poster is in Mint New Condition. Email with any questions before purchasing if you are unsure about something. 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