History Film / Zwartboek

30th Dec '15 9:53:07 AM StFan
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* {{Irony}}: [[spoiler: Muntze]] is executed by a German firing squad for negotiating with the Resistance... ''after'' the liberation, because technically speaking Nazi-era German law is still in effect for officers. Hans [[lampshades]] it as absurd. It's especially jarring to see Canadian soldiers handing out rifles and bullets to German POWs whom they had recently been fighting.

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* {{Irony}}: [[spoiler: Muntze]] is executed by a German firing squad for negotiating with the Resistance... ''after'' the liberation, because technically speaking Nazi-era German law is still in effect for officers. Hans [[lampshades]] it as absurd. It's especially jarring to see Canadian soldiers handing out rifles and bullets to German POWs [=POWs=] whom they had recently been fighting.
5th Dec '15 11:07:16 AM Morgenthaler
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** Made blatantly clear once Ellis has been identified as a collaborator: her captors keep her and the others in what look like horse pens with nothing but a bucket, line them up to yell abuse at them, strip them naked, and even [[spoiler: empty a huge barrel of excrement) on her]]. This stops when Hans and the Canadians catch wind of it, though. Definitely TruthInTelevision for how suspected collaborators were treated. She's actually lucky, as some were simply murdered.
5th Dec '15 11:06:25 AM Morgenthaler
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* WorldWarTwo

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* WorldWarTwo
21st Nov '15 4:47:51 PM Fireblood
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* AntiVillain: Müntze

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* AntiVillain: MüntzeMüntze.



** Of course [[spoiler: it turns out Akkermans was selling informations on his clients to the Germans.]]

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** Of course [[spoiler: it turns out Akkermans was selling informations information on his clients to the Germans.]]



** Made blatantly clear once Ellis has been identified as a collaborator: her captors keep her and the others in what look like horse pens with nothing but a bucket, line them up to yell abuse at them, strip them naked, and even [[spoiler: empty a huge barrel of excrement) on her]]. This stops when Hans and the Canadians catch wind of it, though.

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** Made blatantly clear once Ellis has been identified as a collaborator: her captors keep her and the others in what look like horse pens with nothing but a bucket, line them up to yell abuse at them, strip them naked, and even [[spoiler: empty a huge barrel of excrement) on her]]. This stops when Hans and the Canadians catch wind of it, though. Definitely TruthInTelevision for how suspected collaborators were treated. She's actually lucky, as some were simply murdered.



* FakeOutMakeOut: Between Ellis a member of the resistance group during a train-wide identity check.

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* FakeOutMakeOut: Between Ellis and a member of the resistance group during a train-wide identity check.



* {{Irony}}: [[spoiler: Muntze]] is executed by a German firing squad for negotiating with the Resistance... ''after'' the liberation, because technically speaking Nazi-era German law is still in effect for officers. Hans [[lampshades]] it as absurd.
* KarmaHoudini: Ronnie is a minor one, as she didn't do anything wrong besides fraternizing with the Nazis, [[spoiler: and she helps Muntze and Ellis to escape]] but she still manages to escape unpunished for being a collaborator.

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* {{Irony}}: [[spoiler: Muntze]] is executed by a German firing squad for negotiating with the Resistance... ''after'' the liberation, because technically speaking Nazi-era German law is still in effect for officers. Hans [[lampshades]] it as absurd.
absurd. It's especially jarring to see Canadian soldiers handing out rifles and bullets to German POWs whom they had recently been fighting.
* KarmaHoudini: Ronnie is a minor one, as she didn't do anything wrong besides fraternizing with the Nazis, Nazis [[spoiler: and she helps Muntze and Ellis to escape]] escape]], but she still manages to escape unpunished for being a collaborator.



* NaziGold: The money Franken stole from the Jews he lured to their deaths. Possibly better described as {{Plunder}}, as he didn't hand it over to his superiors and the Reich as he should have.

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* NaziGold: The money Franken stole from the Jews he lured to their deaths. Possibly better described as {{Plunder}}, {{plunder}}, as he didn't hand it over to his superiors and the Reich as he should have.have.


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** [[spoiler: The treatment of the suspected collaborators, according to their jailers' view]].
4th Oct '15 6:01:48 AM Morgenthaler
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* AmericaWinsTheWar: Averted. The Allies seen are either Canadian or British, who were actually assigned the job of advancing into the Netherlands and Northern Germany; the Americans advanced through Belgium, Northern France and then Rhineland.
** The only Americans seen are the B-17 bomber that drops its load on top of the house Rachel was staying at after it was hit by German flak.

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* AmericaWinsTheWar: AmericaWonWorldWarII: Averted. The Allies seen are either Canadian or British, who were actually assigned the job of advancing into the Netherlands and Northern Germany; the Americans advanced through Belgium, Northern France and then Rhineland.
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Rhineland. The only Americans seen are the B-17 bomber that drops its load on top of the house Rachel was staying at after it was hit by German flak.
2nd Jun '15 6:54:42 AM Morgenthaler
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It tells the story of Rachel Stein, a Jewish woman who, after her hiding place got bombed and her family got killed after being ambushed when trying to reach liberated territory, becomes involved with the Hagueish resistance. She dyes her hair blonde, changes her name to Ellis de Vries and seduces the Hauptsturmführer of the local Nazi security service for spy-purposes. This gets her an administrative job at the HQ, where she comes across the man responsible for killing her family.

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It tells the story of Rachel Stein, Stein (Creator/CariceVanHouten), a Jewish woman who, after her hiding place got bombed and her family got killed after being ambushed when trying to reach liberated territory, becomes involved with the Hagueish resistance. She dyes her hair blonde, changes her name to Ellis de Vries and seduces the Hauptsturmführer of the local Nazi security service for spy-purposes. This gets her an administrative job at the HQ, where she comes across the man responsible for killing her family.
17th May '15 1:50:18 PM Emreld3000
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* CruelAndUnusualDeath: [[spoiler:Hans is suffocated to death in a coffin he was trying to use to escape.]]



* FanDisservice: Full frontal nudity from the obese and disgusting Franken.

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* FanDisservice: Full frontal nudity from the obese and disgusting Franken. Later in the movie, a woman being forcibly stripped and forced to sing, then being showered in a large bucket of shit as punishment.
8th May '14 2:12:00 AM LondonKdS
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* IdiotBall: If you're a former Nazi and a woman often seen to fraternize with Nazis, going back to a place where people will recognize you as such shortly after the liberation might not be such a good idea. And yet...

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* IdiotBall: IdiotBall:
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If you're a former Nazi and a woman often seen to fraternize with Nazis, going back to a place where people will recognize you as such shortly after the liberation might not be such a good idea. And yet...yet...
** Trying to kill a person with an insulin overdose and leaving them alone with a bag you showed them minutes before was filled with family-size chocolate bars.
5th May '14 4:01:39 PM fdsa1234567890
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* {{Irony}}: Muntze is executed by a German firing squad for negotiating with the Resistance... ''after'' the liberation, because technically speaking Nazi-era German law is still in effect for officers. Hans [[lampshades]] it as absurd.

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* {{Irony}}: Muntze [[spoiler: Muntze]] is executed by a German firing squad for negotiating with the Resistance... ''after'' the liberation, because technically speaking Nazi-era German law is still in effect for officers. Hans [[lampshades]] it as absurd.


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* NobleDemon: Müntze is something of one as he was [[spoiler: trying to negotiate with the restiance and was only killed because of it.]]
15th Feb '14 11:06:29 PM Fireblood
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* BodybagTrick: A somewhat more oldfashioned variation, with people crossing checkpoints using coffins, deathly make-up, and stories of contagious diseases. [[spoiler: Doesn't work for Hans. After getting caught, it's made into a deathtrap by screwing it shut all nice and tight-like.]]

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* BodybagTrick: A somewhat more oldfashioned old-fashioned variation, with people crossing checkpoints using coffins, deathly make-up, and stories of contagious diseases. [[spoiler: Doesn't work for Hans. After getting caught, it's made into a deathtrap by screwing it shut all nice and tight-like.]]



* LesCollaborateurs



* FakeOutMakeOut: Between Ellis a member of the resistance group during a trainwide identity check.
* FanDisservice: Full frontal nudity from the obese and disgusting Franken

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* FakeOutMakeOut: Between Ellis a member of the resistance group during a trainwide train-wide identity check.
* FanDisservice: Full frontal nudity from the obese and disgusting FrankenFranken.



* HowWeGotHere: The movie opens in Israel in the 1950s when a Christian tour group visits a kibbutz and one of group members by chance encounters the main protagonist Rachel, her friend from the Second World War period, who she didn't realize was Jewish. The movie then flashes back to tell Rachel's story.

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* HowWeGotHere: The movie opens in Israel in the 1950s when a Christian tour group visits a kibbutz and one of the group members by chance encounters the main protagonist Rachel, her friend from the Second World War period, who she didn't realize was Jewish. The movie then flashes back to tell Rachel's story.



* IdiotBall: If you're a former Nazi and a woman often seen to fraternise with Nazis, going back to a place where people will recognise you as such shortly after the liberation might not be such a good idea. And yet...

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* IdiotBall: If you're a former Nazi and a woman often seen to fraternise fraternize with Nazis, going back to a place where people will recognise recognize you as such shortly after the liberation might not be such a good idea. And yet...



* {{Irony}}: Muntze is executed by a Nazi firing squad for negotiating with the Resistance...after Liberation, because technically speaking Nazi law is still in effect for Nazi officers
* KarmaHoudini: Ronnie is a minor one, as she didn't do anything wrong besides fraternizing with the Nazis, [[spoiler: and she helps Muntze and Ellis to escape]] but she still manages to escape unpunished for being a collaborator

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* {{Irony}}: Muntze is executed by a Nazi German firing squad for negotiating with the Resistance...after Liberation, Resistance... ''after'' the liberation, because technically speaking Nazi Nazi-era German law is still in effect for Nazi officers
officers. Hans [[lampshades]] it as absurd.
* KarmaHoudini: Ronnie is a minor one, as she didn't do anything wrong besides fraternizing with the Nazis, [[spoiler: and she helps Muntze and Ellis to escape]] but she still manages to escape unpunished for being a collaboratorcollaborator.



* LesCollaborateurs



* MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate: [[spoiler: Doctor Hans Akkermans again. Seems a good chap bravely fighting for the cause until we find out he wasn't quite that.]]
* NaziGold: The money Franken stole from the Jews he lured to their deaths. Possibly better described as {{Plunder}} as he didn't hand it over to his superiors and the Reich as he should have.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: [[spoiler:Dr. Akkermans is loosely based on the real-life French serial murderer and fake resistant Dr. Marcel Petiot. Although unusually for a Verhoeven film, his behaviour is bowdlerised compared to the truly horrific stuff Petiot got up to.]]

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* MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate: [[spoiler: Doctor Dr. Hans Akkermans again. Seems a good chap bravely fighting for the cause until we find out he wasn't quite that.]]
* NaziGold: The money Franken stole from the Jews he lured to their deaths. Possibly better described as {{Plunder}} {{Plunder}}, as he didn't hand it over to his superiors and the Reich as he should have.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: [[spoiler:Dr. Akkermans is loosely based on the real-life French serial murderer and fake resistant Dr. Marcel Petiot. Although unusually for a Verhoeven film, his behaviour behavior is bowdlerised bowdlerized compared to the truly horrific stuff Petiot got up to.]]



** [[spoiler: After being found out, Hans attempts to escape the country although Rachel and the former resistance leader catch up with him and leave him to suffocate in a coffin]].
* TheReveal: [[spoiler: Doctor Hans Akkermans, a guy pretty high up in the resistance group and initially lauded as a hero by the people after the liberation, betrayed everyone and delivered entire families of Jews to the nazis.]]
* RunForTheBorder: Rachel and her family tried to get to a liberated part of the country by boat. This was a set-up, organised by people who wanted to kill the Jews and take their valuables. Only Rachel survived and she did not manage to make it across.

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** [[spoiler: After being found out, Hans attempts to escape the country although country, but Rachel and the former resistance leader catch up with him and leave him to suffocate in a coffin]].
* TheReveal: [[spoiler: Doctor Dr. Hans Akkermans, a guy pretty high up in the resistance group and initially lauded as a hero by the people after the liberation, betrayed everyone and delivered entire families of Jews to the nazis.Nazis.]]
* RunForTheBorder: Rachel and her family tried to get to a liberated part of the country by boat. This was a set-up, organised organized by people who wanted to kill the Jews and take their valuables. Only Rachel survived and she did not manage to make it across.



* SomedayThisWillComeInHandy: Ellis' knowledge of how to cure an insulin overdose (by consuming massive amounts of sugar)

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* SomedayThisWillComeInHandy: Ellis' knowledge of how to cure an insulin overdose (by consuming massive amounts of sugar)sugar).



* ThouShaltNotKill: Theo, a devout Christian, ends up shooting a collaborator because he was very upset by the amount of blasphemy uttered by said collaborator.

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* ThouShaltNotKill: Theo, a devout Christian, Christian who previously refused to kill even as his friends were threatened, ends up shooting a collaborator because he was very upset by the amount of blasphemy uttered by said collaborator.
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