Also in R. Vu news: Black Book
, the Paul Verhoeven movie he pushed for us to see tonight, turned out to be quite good. The movie takes place in Holland during the Nazi Occupation, focusing on the various compromises one Jewish woman makes in her role as part of the Resistance. Visually, the film is perfectly realized, and even the movie's flaws (mostly clustering around ludicrous plot twists and infinite double-crosses) were in their own way perversely enjoyable. I don't think I've ever seen a movie pack so much content into its final ten seconds—there's a plot twist and then a lovely thematic reversal in the very last instant.
Wikipedia has a surprisingly detailed
page on the film, if you're interested. How would have guessed the maker of Robocop
, Total Recall
, and Hollow Man
had this in there?