History Film / Zwartboek

14th Jun '16 11:43:35 AM wootzits
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* ChekhovsGun: Ellis/Rachel talks about a diabetic man from her cabaret days who'd eat some chocolate when he'd take too much insulin. Towards the end of the movie, she uses this knowledge when [[spoiler:Hans tries to kill her with an overdose of insulin]].
19th May '16 7:44:14 AM Morgenthaler
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Creator/PaulVerhoeven's first Dutch film after more than twenty years of Hollywood.

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Creator/PaulVerhoeven's first Dutch film after more than twenty years of Hollywood.
Hollywood. It's a SpiritualAntithesis of sorts to his earlier war film ''Film/SoldierOfOrange''.
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.
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