Hot Nazis

Sarah got her Olympics fix on Monday, so last night we tuned in global entertainment of a different sort—just as kinetic, costumed and heavily made-up but with fewer cloying Coke spots. Black Book, a Dutch war thriller about a Jewish heiress turned Nazi spy, bounded along with so many twists that I was propelled to the web this morning to unravel some of the knots.

I recommend Black Book for the unstoppable foxiness (all senses intended) of its heroine, played by Carice van Houten, the sympathetic SS portrayal from Sebastian Koch, who we loved in Lives of Others, and the scrambling of the good guy/bad guy dualities that dominate the genre.

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