Paul Verhoeven returns to his native Netherlands for this gripping WW2 thriller about a young Jewish woman out for revenge following her family's murders.
Tom Cruise stars as a high ranking German officer, who along with a small group of peers hatches a plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler in an attempt to end the war.
From Peter Greenaway (Nightwatching, The Cook, The Thief, His Wife and Her Lover), one of the most inventive, ambitious and controversial film-makers of our time, comes a sumptuous period drama told in explicit detail, exploring the life of celebrated 16th century Dutch printer and engraver of erotic prints Hendrik Goltzius. Attempting to seduce the Margrave of Alsace (F. Murray Abraham, Amadeus, Homeland) into paying for a printing press to make and publish his erotic imagery, Goltzius promises the Margrave a spectacular illustration of the Old Testament s biblical stories: erotic takes on figures such as Adam and Eve, Lot and his daughters, Samson & Delilah and John the Baptist & Salome. To tempt the Margrave further, Goltzius and his printing company offer to perform dramatisations of these erotic tales for his court... Recently awarded Outstanding Contribution to British Cinema at the 2014 BAFTA s, Peter Greenaway returns to the cinematic arena of The Draughtsman s Contract with GOLTZIUS AND THE PELICAN COMPANY, a film that showcases Greenaway s hallmarks of breath-taking visual framing and a fascination with sex and death. Winner of the award for Best Film Out of Official Competition at Rome Film Festival, GOLTZIUS AND THE PELICAN COMPANY is Peter Greenaway s second biopic on Dutch Masters (following Rembrandt portrait Nightwatching).
September 1944 - Nazi Occupied Holland. When her temporary safe house is destroyed the beautiful young Jewish chanteuse Rachel Steinn and her family attempt to reach Allied territory by boat. However tragedy strikes when a Nazi patrol kills everybody onboard leaving Rachel as sole survivor. Desperate for revenge she joins the Resistance charged with infiltrating the German Security Service by seducing senior officer Muntze and soon becomes entangled in a deadly web of double-dealing and betrayal... Twenty years in the making this stunning sexy war film from the acclaimed blockbuster director Paul Verhoeven (Basic Instinct Total Recall Starship Troopers) is an epic and moving tale of courage and emotion - played out against the dying explosive months of WWII.
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