Esmée de la Bretonière

  1. Clarice van Houten, Zwartboek(Black Book), Netherlands-Germany-UK-Belgium, UK, 2006.    “I have to do something I can believe in again, something important,” declared Dutch director Paul Verhoeven, “after Hollow Manwhich I should have let fall apart.” Among the other Dutch actresses he saw for the WWII Resistance heroine, Jewish  Rachel Stein hiding out as chanteuse Ellis de Vries,  were Esmée de la Bretonière, Halina Reijn, Thelka Reuten, Angela Schijf and Katja Schuurman. “Not a dull second,” said Rolling Stone critic Peter Travers. “Verhoeven is back, baby, and he’s got his mojo working.”

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