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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, Betty Schuurman, 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.
The Amazing Wiplala, 1h40
Directed by Tim Oliehoek
Origin Pays-bas
Genres Fantasy, Adventure
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Children's films
Actors Peter Paul Muller, Géza Weisz, Marjan Luif, Kee Ketelaar, Jack Wouterse, Peter Van Den Begin

Un père veuf, Blom, vit à Amsterdam avec sa fille Nella Della, son fils Johannes et leur chat Vlieg. Johannes découvre Wiplala, un homme de toute petite taille. il refuse qu'on le désigne comme un lutin bien qu'il en ait tout l'air. Il a même des pouvoirs magiques, mais ne les maîtrise pas vraiment : par erreur, il donne sa taille à ses nouveaux amis, alors qu'ils sont au restaurant. En attendant que Wiplala retrouve le moyen de le redonner leur taille, ils doivent s'enfuir avant d'être découverts. C'est le début de leurs aventures.
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, Anneke Blok, Mees Peijnenburg

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.
Fuchsia the Mini-Witch, 1h25
Origin Pays-bas
Genres Fantasy, Adventure
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Witches in film, Children's films
Actors Rachelle Verdel, Porgy Franssen, Annet Malherbe, Marcel Hensema, Valerie Pos, Leny Breederveld

Le magicien Kwark trouve un œuf dans la forêt des sorcières. De cet œuf sort une toute petite fille, une mini sorcière, qui s'appelle Fuchsia. Elle peut aller à l'école de sorcières dirigée par la sorcière des marais, Minuul. Fuchsia apprend des tours de magie à l'école, mais se trompe parfois. Elle survole les environs sur son balai, et aperçoit un garçon, Tommie. C'est un humain, et Kwark l'a avertie que leur monde était dangereux. Mais la curieuse Fuchsia veut faire sa connaissance.
Witches Don't Exist, 1h25
Origin Pays-bas
Genres Fantasy, Adventure
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Witches in film, Children's films
Actors Leontine Borsato, Senna Borsato, Sharon Doorson, Eline De Munck

La méchante sorcière Conçuela, désireuse de plonger le monde dans une nuit perpétuelle, lance un astre noir vers le soleil pour le pulvériser. Les quatre autres sorcières de son clan, Astra, Luna, Pandora et Solara, arrivent trop tard, mais elle parviennent à l'immobiliser. Elles demandent au sorcier Grimbeck d'enfermer Conçuela. Elles tentent de détruire l'astre noir, mais il leur faut être cinq pour ce faire. Elles envoient Grimbeck à la recherche d'une sorcière, d'une personne douée de pouvoirs magiques. Pour la trouver, ils peuvent suivre la trace de l'amulette de Conçuela, partie à la recherche d'une nouvelle sorcière.
Prey (2016)
, 1h48
Directed by Dick Maas
Origin Pays-bas
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Horror
Themes Films about animals, Natural horror films, Films about lions, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Sophie van Winden, Victor Löw, Mamoun Elyounoussi, Abbey Hoes, Lobke de Boer

Vétérinaire au zoo d'Amsterdam, Lizzy est un jour contactée par un policier, Olaf, qui sollicite son aide pour enquêter sur le massacre d'une famille d'agriculteurs. Selon elle, les victimes ont été attaquées par un lion mangeur d'hommes. Plus tard, un golfeur est retrouvé mutilé à son tour, également tué par l'animal sauvage. Alors que les morts s'accumulent et que la rumeur circule dans la ville, le chef de la police refuse de croire qu'un gigantesque lion est responsable de cette hécatombe et choisit de ne pas communiquer sur l'affaire. Malgré elle, Lizzy se retrouve à la tête d'une gigantesque battue organisée à travers la capitale néerlandaise afin de capturer ou anéantir à tout prix la bête surdimensionnée et sanguinaire. La vétérinaire contacte son ancien compagnon, un Britannique chasseur de fauves, pour mettre fin à ses agissements.
Origin Pays-bas
Genres Science fiction, Adventure
Themes Films about computing, Jeu
Actors Tine Embrechts, Nell Cattrysse, Mia Van Roy

Aux Pays-Bas, dans une rue, un paquet tombe du sac à dos d'un cycliste pressé. Frikke, garçon de 14 ans le récupère. C'est un appareil photo et une clé USB. Il branche la clé USB sur son ordinateur et l'application démarre. Frikke constate que c'est un jeu vidéo non commercialisé. Pour y jouer, le joueur doit créer un avatar en prenant une photo avec l'appareil photo. Frikke y joue et remarque que d'autres enfants de son voisinage y jouent aussi, ou y ont joué. Un être vivant pris en photo avec l'appareil photo, tombe dans une sorte de coma et son avatar est prisonnier du jeu. Frikke rencontre une fille amnésique dans le jeu. Il accepte de l'aider pour la libérer du jeu. Frikke découvre que le jeu est dominé par un joueur vétéran surnommé Pek. Frikke devine que Pek pourrait être le créateur du jeu. Pour se libérer du jeu, il faut battre Pek. Frikke enquête pour identifier le créateur du jeu. Il rencontre Rudolf, informaticien surdoué, qui affronte lui aussi le créateur du jeu.