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Black Book
Black Book (2006)
, 2h25
Directed by Paul Verhoeven
Origin Pays-bas
Genres Drama, War, Thriller
Themes Spy films, Films about religion, Political films, Films about Jews and Judaism
Actors Carice van Houten, Sebastien Koch, Thom Hoffman, Halina Reijn, Derek de Lint, Waldemar Kobus

In October 1956, Ronnie, a Dutch woman married to a Canadian clergyman, is on a package tour of Israel. While visiting a kibbutz, she sees the local schoolteacher, Rachel Rosenthal, and they realise they knew each other during World War II. As Rachel recalls the past near a riverbank, the film then flashes back to 1944, and begins the story of Rachel Stein, a Dutch-Jewish singer who had lived in Berlin before the war and is now hiding from the Nazi regime in the occupied Netherlands.
Love Is All, 1h50
Directed by Joram Lürsen
Origin Pays-bas
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Carice van Houten, Paul de Leeuw, Anneke Blok, Chantal Janzen, Thomas Acda, Eva Smid

The actor who annually plays Sinterklaas dies just before the arrival of television crew. A mysterious new Sinterklaas named Jan (Michiel Romeyn) replaces him. Just a short while after his public appearance, he jumps into water to save a little girl who falls into it, and then he runs away from the crowd and disappears. He is found by the production assistant of the television show next day, and agrees to appear in television shows on knowing that playing Sinterklaas is a paid job. He becomes quite popular on television because of his alternative style.
Twin Sisters, 2h17
Directed by Ben Sombogaart
Origin Pays-bas
Genres Drama, Historical, Romance
Actors Thekla Reuten, Nadja Uhl, Ellen Vogel, Thekla Reuten, Barbara Auer

The film tells the story of twin German sisters Lotte (Thekla Reuten) and Anna (Nadja Uhl) who are separated when they are six. After the death of their parents, they are "divided" between quarreling distant relatives, one being raised in the Netherlands and the other in Germany. Lotte grows up in a loving middle-class intellectual family in Amsterdam, and Anna is raised in virtual servitude by a poor Catholic peasant family in a backward area .
Antonia's Line, 1h42
Directed by Marleen Gorris
Origin Pays-bas
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Themes Feminist films, Films about sexuality, Political films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Willeke van Ammelrooy, Dora van der Groen, Victor Löw, Els Dottermans, Jan Decleir, Johan Heldenbergh

Following World War II, the widow Antonia and her daughter Danielle arrive at Antonia's home town where her mother is dying. Antonia turns down an offer of marriage from Farmer Bas, but develops a romance with him anyway. Danielle becomes an artist and expresses interest in raising a child, while rejecting the idea of having a husband. Antonia and Danielle visit the city to find a man to impregnate Danielle, resulting in the birth of Therèse, an unusually intelligent girl. Danielle also develops a lesbian relationship with Therèse's tutor.
Character (1997)
, 2h2
Directed by Mike van Diem
Origin Pays-bas
Genres Drama, Historical
Actors Jan Decleir, Victor Löw, Fedja van Huêt, Betty Schuurman, Tamar van den Dop, Lou Landré

In the Netherlands of the 1920s, Dreverhaven (Decleir), a dreaded bailiff, is found dead, with a knife sticking out of his stomach. The obvious suspect is Jacob Willem Katadreuffe (Van Huêt), an ambitious young lawyer who worked his way up from poverty, always managing to overcome Dreverhaven's personal attacks against him. Katadreuffe was seen leaving Dreverhaven's office on the afternoon of the murder. He is arrested and taken to police headquarters, where he reflects back on the story of his long relationship with Dreverhaven, who, police learn, is also Katadreuffe's father.
Winter in Wartime, 1h43
Directed by Martin Koolhoven
Origin Pays-bas
Genres Drama, War, Historical
Themes Political films
Actors Martijn Lakemeier, Yorick van Wageningen, Jamie Campbell Bower, Melody Klaver, Tygo Gernandt, Dan van Husen

The film is about a young Dutch boy named Michiel van Beusekom who tries to help the Dutch resistance during World War II by helping a British airman stay out of German hands during the occupation of the Netherlands.
Kill Zombie!, 1h30
Directed by Erwin van den Eshof
Origin Pays-bas
Genres Comedy, Horror comedy, Horror
Themes Medical-themed films, Comedy science fiction films, Zombie films, Films about viral outbreaks, Comedy horror films, Disaster films
Actors Wouter Braaf, Gigi Ravelli, Mimoun Ouled Radi

Aziz works in an Amsterdam office building. He dislikes his job and his boss, but he has just begun dating his dream girl, Tess. Jealous of his success with Tess, his boss uses the constant phone calls by Aziz's brother Mo as an excuse to fire him. Annoyed but having nowhere else to go, Aziz joins Mo at the pool party to which Mo has invited him, only to become an unwilling participant in a fight instigated by Mo's carelessness. Mo and Aziz end up jailed with Jeffrey and Nolan, incompetent bouncers at the party, and Joris, a thief. All but Aziz hit on Kim, a tough cop, and she tasers both Mo and Jeffrey after they talk back to her. Later, alarms go off and the building loses power. Mo initially dismisses this as theatrics intended to scare them, but when the doors to their cells open, the group discovers the police station in ruins. Curious, they leave the station, and zombies attack them; Kim saves them, and they return to the station.
The Human Centipede (First Sequence), 1h32
Directed by Tom Six
Origin Pays-bas
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror
Actors Dieter Laser, Ashley C. Williams, Ashlynn Yennie, Akihiro Kitamura

Lindsay (Ashley C. Williams) and Jenny (Ashlynn Yennie), two American tourists in Germany, are drugged and involuntarily detained by crazed surgeon Dr Josef Heiter (Dieter Laser) when they seek help at his house after they get a flat tire. The women awake in a makeshift medical ward. They witness Heiter kill a kidnapped truck driver after Heiter informs him he is "not a match". Heiter secures a new male captive, Japanese tourist Katsuro (Akihiro Kitamura). The doctor explains that he is a world-renowned expert at separating Siamese twins, but dreams of making new creatures by sewing people together. He describes in detail how he will surgically connect his three victims mouth-to-anus, so that they share a single digestive system.
The Human Centipede 2 (Full Sequence), 1h24
Directed by Tom Six
Origin Pays-bas
Genres Drama, Horror, Crime
Actors Ashlynn Yennie, Laurence R. Harvey, Dieter Laser

In the tollbooth of a multistory carpark, Martin Lomax (Laurence R. Harvey) is watching The Human Centipede (First Sequence) on his laptop, a film he is obsessed with. Overweight, asthmatic, and mentally challenged, Martin lives with his overbearing mother (Vivien Bridson), who blames him for having his father put in prison for physically and sexually abusing Martin when he was a boy. Dr. Sebring (Bill Hutchens), Martin's psychiatrist, also touches him inappropriately and prescribes him heavy medication. Martin keeps a pet centipede, which he gleefully feeds insects to.
Left Luggage, 1h40
Directed by Jeroen Krabbé
Origin Pays-bas
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about religion, Political films, Films about Jews and Judaism
Actors Laura Fraser, Isabella Rossellini, Jeroen Krabbé, Chaim Topol, Marianne Sägebrecht, Maximilian Schell

While escaping from Nazis during World War II, a Jewish man buries two suitcases full of things dear to his heart in the ground. The war deprived him of his family, and afterwards he endlessly turns over the soil of Antwerp to find the suitcases, an obsessive compulsion. He keeps checking old maps and keeps digging, trying to find what he lost. His daughter Chaya is a beautiful modern girl looking for a part-time job. She finds a place as a nanny in the strictly observant hassidic family with many children, although her secular manners clearly fly in the face of their beliefs. One of the reasons she is accepted is that mother of the family is absolutely overburdened by the household, so Chaya stays despite the resistance of the father, who is normally an indisputable authority in the family.
Baantjer: het begin, 1h53
Directed by Arne Toonen
Origin Pays-bas
Genres Politic
Actors Waldemar Torenstra, Tygo Gernandt, Jelka van Houten, Fedja van Huêt

Le détective débutant Jurre de Cock a rejoint la police d’Amsterdam en 1980. Il se retrouve avec son partenaire Montijn dans un complot impliquant une possible attaque terroriste le jour du couronnement de la reine.
Dirty God
Dirty God (2019)
, 1h44
Directed by Sacha Polak
Origin Pays-bas
Genres Drama
Actors Katherine Kelly, Wendy Albiston

Le visage à moitié brûlé, et une petite fille de deux ans. C’est tout ce qu’il reste de la relation de Jade à son ex, qui l’a défigurée à l’acide. A la violence de cette relation « amoureuse », succède désormais celle du regard des autres. Face à cette nouvelle vie qu’elle n’a pas choisie, Jade doit faire un choix : se laisser couler, ou s’accepter, réapprendre à sourire, et à aimer…
Le Banquier de la Résistance, 2h3
Directed by Joram Lürsen
Origin Pays-bas
Genres Drama
Actors Fockeline Ouwerkerk, Aafke Buringh, Steef de Bot

Le Banquier de la Résistance est basé sur l'histoire vraie du banquier néerlandais Walraven van Hall (Barry Atsma) sous l'occupation nazie. Il décide de financer la résistance néerlandaise par la création d'une banque parallèle. Walraven van Hall utilise le prétexte d'un fonds de bienfaisance créé pour aider les marins néerlandais bloqués à l'étranger par la guerre afin de blanchir de l'argent à l'intérieur de la banque dans laquelle il travaille. Cependant, alors que la guerre continue et que les Allemands se rapprochent de lui, les besoins de la résistance augmentent. Afin de se financer, il doit éditer des obligations de guerre, les échanger secrètement avec des vrais, pour échanger ces dernières contre de l'argent dans une « vraie » banque.
A Land Imagined, 1h35
Origin Pays-bas
Genres Drama, Thriller

La métropole de Singapour ne cesse de s'agrandir depuis 30 ans par des terres nouvelles et des îles prises sur le littoral de la mer. Wang Bi Cheng est un ouvrier chinois qui blessé à la main devient ensuite chauffeur d'une camionnette de service, où il doit conduire des ouvriers immigrés basanés (venus d'Asie du Sud-Est, du Bangladesh, etc) sur les lieux des nouvelles terres à cimenter. Il disparaît, et Lok qui est un détective aguerri est alors chargé par son gouvernement, aidé d'un collègue chinois, d'une enquête confidentielle car politique, sur deux disparitions d'ouvriers du BTP dont Wang est l'un d'eux. Ces deux disparus sont tous déclarés paresseux, négligents, puis en fuite, par leur patron entrepreneur qui a gardé leurs passeports pour qu'ils ne les perdent pas et qui déclare au policier qu'il est tout à fait régulier et qu'il n'y a pas lieu d'enquêter.
Isabelle et le Secret de d'Artagnan, 1h38
Origin Pays-bas
Genres Fantastic, Adventure

Après que son grand-père se soit blessé dans un accident de voiture, Isabelle, jeune fille obstinée, et sa famille se retrouvent dans la maison historique de la famille en Hollande. Le grand-père d’Isabelle a consacré sa vie à rechercher la célèbre épée de D'Artagnan, au détriment de sa famille, qui depuis des siècles avait disparu. Quelques indices et une carte trouvée dans la voiture accidentée, lancent une chasse au trésor. Le seul indice en sa possession est un mystérieux code qu’elle va devoir percer avec son cousin Rik et son meilleur ami Jules. Les choses commencent à s'améliorer, mais les enfants découvrent bientôt qu'ils ne sont pas les seuls sur les traces de cette épée légendaire.