Source: Catholic News Service
Glossy, well-acted World War II saga set in Holland about a Jewish singer (a compelling Carice van Houten) who, after her family is gunned down by the Nazis, joins the Dutch Resistance who ask her to romance and spy on the local Gestapo chief (Sebastian Koch) with whom she then genuinely falls in love. Director Paul Verhoeven has made essentially an old-style Hollywood espionage story but with a good deal of present-day permissiveness, and though the film has some serious intent, it registers mainly as escapist entertainment, even if inspired by true events. In Dutch, German, English and Hebrew, with subtitles. Strong rough and crude language and profanity, sexual encounters, full male and female nudity, innuendo, wartime violence including shootings and beatings, vigilante justice. The USCCB Office for Film & Broadcasting classification is L -- limited adult audience, films whose problematic content many adults would find troubling. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is R -- restricted. Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian.
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