Zwartboek Feature film, 2006, 136 min.

When in WWII Jewish singer Rachel Steinn's place of hiding is accidentally bombed, she decides to cross the Biesbosch river with a group of Jews to reach liberated territory. But their boat is stopped by a German patrol and all refugees are slaughtered. Rachel is the only one who can get away. She joins the resistance and as Ellis de Vries manages to chat up the high German SD officer Müntze. Meanwhile, the resistance has conceived a plan to free a group of captured resistance fighters with Ellis' aid. This fails miserably, because the scheme is disclosed. Ellis is designated the culprit by both the resistance movement and the Germans. With Müntze by her side, she goes into hiding again and together they wait for the end of the war. But the liberation does not bring Ellis freedom; not even when she succeeds to unmask the real traitor. Awarded with Golden Calves for Best Film, Best Directior and Best Actrice (Van Houten). Also the first film to be awarded a Diamond Film (over 1 million visitors).

won prizes

NL - NFF Diamond Film (1,000,000 visitors feature film)
IT - Venice International Film Festival selection
NL - NFF Golden Film (100,000 visitors feature film)
NL - NFF Platinum Film (400,000 visitors feature film)
NL - Netherlands Film Festival Golden Calf (3)
UK - British Academy of Film and Television Arts Award BAFTA nomination

other prizes

NL - Rembrandt Award (3)

 

Director

Writer

Producer

Co-Producer

  1. Frans van Gestel
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    Producer (92)

  2. Jeroen Beker
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    www.submarine.nl

    Staff at Submarine

    Producer (73)

Line producer

Composer

Cinematographer - DoP

Editor

  1. Editor (67)

Production designer

Cast

Sound editor

  1. Herman Pieëte
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Post-production supervisor 

  1. Hans van Helden
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    Associate Producer

    Assistant Editor

Location scout 

  1. Goedzoekers Locations for Film & TV
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    Staff

    Paul Marbus

    Rene de la Rambelje

    Walter Kloos

    Tjarco van Wijck

    Location Coordinator 

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Location support 

  1. Menno Slot
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    Location Support 

    Assistant Location Manager 

  2. Peter Hermans
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    Location Support 

    Assistant Location Manager 

    Production Assistant 

Third assistant director 

Dialogue editor 

  1. Herman Pieëte
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    www.sensesound.com
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    Staff at Sense sound

Location sound recordist

Visual effects

  1. Hans van Helden
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    Staff at Vereniging van Nederlandse Visual Effects Professionals - VNX

    Associate Producer

    Assistant Editor

Visual effects supervisor 

  1. Hans van Helden
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    Staff at Vereniging van Nederlandse Visual Effects Professionals - VNX

    Associate Producer

    Assistant Editor

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Film Commission

Post-production sound

  1.   Sense sound
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    Herman Pieëte
    95 awards  NL - Netherlands Film Festival Golden Calf  UK - British Academy of Film and Television Arts Award BAFTA nomination  EU - European Film Award

    Post-Production Sound (54)

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