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Insanely good WWII drama with sexy heroine
on July 12, 2015
This is a great WWII film about a young Jewish woman who becomes a spy for the Dutch resistance against the Nazis.
Carice van Houten plays the sexy heroine who does whatever it takes to infiltrate the Nazis that are occupying the Dutch in the late days of the war. Corruption and intrigue are readily found both within the Nazi ranks and the local population. As the story unfolds, it becomes increasingly hard to know who can be trusted on both sides of the conflict.
This is an extremely well executed film by director Paul Verhoeven, and van Houten gives a riveting performance as the lead actress surrounded by a strong supporting cast. Excellent editing keeps the pace of the film fairly quick despite its two-and-a-half hours in length, and solid set decoration, location selection, and cinematography immerses one quite thoroughly in the period setting. This is a superb drama that I cannot recommend enough.