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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Carice van Houten

So, apparently I've transformed into a movie blogger these days. But I guess that's what happens when you're fabulously unemployed and have nothing better to do with your time.

Plus, I just saw another movie that blew my mind: Zwartboek (Black Book). Romance, passion, adventure, danger, and lust. This thriller has it all.



The story focuses on Rachel, played by the stunning Carice van Houten, who is a Jewish singer fleeing from the Nazis during World War II. She is taken under the wing of a resistance group which persuades her to seduce a Nazi commander and take down the enemy from within.

The mystery and suspense woven throughout the plot literally kept me on the edge of my seat throughout the entire film. The storyline was rich with fascinating historical anecdotes and three-dimensional characters. It was really refreshing to see a World War II action movie that focused on a strong, beautiful woman.

Which leads me to admit: I've developed a little crush on Carice van Houten. Actually, I kind of adore her. This 33-year-old actress plays her part so beautifully and immaculately, it took my breath away. I was mesmerized by her beauty and charm and wit during the entire film.



Although the Dutch movie star had already starred in several films, it was Zwartboek's release in 2006 which gave her international fame. In 2008 she starred in Valkyrie with Tom Cruise and this year she stars in Repo Men with Jude Law.















Isn't she lovely?

I hope you all put Zwartboek on your movie lists. You will thank me later! xoxo

54 comments:

Mouthwash said...

This woman is fabulous. I love her old school movie star quality.

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vanillacardamom said...

oh my! this film looks quite enticing!
and i love all the pics, she's gooorgeous

xo

Leah said...

If it's a suspense thriller, then I'll be watching it. I love that kind of movie. Carice is gorgeous... I love her sweet and innocent face. xoxo

Charmalade said...

That last photo of her is drop-dead-gorrrgeous (though I'm not a particular fan of the gouged fur around her neck, it still adds that flair). Oh my, how I love 20s-style curls.

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Gizelle | Vanilla Ice Cream said...

she is gorgeous! and i always wondered who the graceful and gorgeous girl was in valkyrie...

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valncami said...

wow this girl is so pretty! i like her :)

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Barry said...

Love her look, she could play all sorts of roles I'm sure.

How are you doing Jen?

A Whimsical Girl Named Debbie said...

I've seen this movie like two or three times & I fall more in love with each time! You're right, this movie has it all - suspense, drama, love, betrayal, thrills, chills, kills! It captures you from beginning to end! And, the actress is breathtaking! I wish they would make more movies like this!

Thank you for your visit today, sweetie. I pray all is well with you {in spite of your temporary circumstances}! Muah!

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Josie said...

She's absolutely gorgeous! And this movie looks excellent; I'll definitely be checking it out.
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Ugnė said...

Oh, im so busy in these days, that i forgot to watch some movie.. Thanks for advice, Im gonna watch it soon! :]


see you around! :]


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Leia said...

Looks like a fab movie!

June Paski said...

I just watch this movie last weeks, and I really love her acting, shes very fab actress!, can't wait to see repo man with jude law!

xxx

Heather Taylor said...

I've heard about this movie! She's beautiful, I'm going to have to check it out!

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English Rose ♥ said...

She's purrdy.

Merci beaucoup for stopping by darling =]

Stay safe and chic ma chérie,
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Inspiration in Italy said...

Wow, she is so beautiful! I need to see this movie too, I just love your movie reviews Jennifer!


Rachel

Couture Carrie said...

She is so gorgeous! Love these pics!
Will have to check out the film too!

xoxox,
CC

Fashion, Art and other fancies said...

Fabulous. I love watching films on sultry afternoons at the weekend. xx

Audrey Allure said...

She's beautiful! I'm definitely adding this one too to my Netflix queue :)

This is Jade FM said...

Agree. She's lovely!
xoxo Jade

daisychain said...

totally going on my list <3

Cafe Fashionista said...

She is gorgeous; I don't blame you for having developed a girl crush on her. I think I need to rent this ASAP!

I imagine that by the time summer finally rolls around I am going to end up spending each and every day inside watching movies, as you keep informing me about new ones that I must see, Jennifer!! :)

The Trendy Fashionista said...

She is lovely!

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Tights Lover said...

Wow. She is definitely gorgeous. I love the phone pic...

Missy said...

wow i've never heard of her buy she's stunning! you got the flat irons yet?

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MJ said...

I love the idea of a WW2 movie about a woman - they played such a major part and yet most war movies are so testosterone-filled...

Vintage Obsession said...

Its not done till i watched this movie now:-)
Last i watched was 500 days of summer and loved it have you watched it?

Pop Champagne said...

looks like a good film to watch! She is very pretty as well <3

Taj Acosta said...

Sounds so intruiging! Will have to netflix it! Thanks girl I love movie recs! xoxo

Elaine said...

This sounds amazing! I want to check it out now.

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Yary and Sary said...

great photos!
she looks really gorgeous(:
Yaary.

Melanie's Randomness said...

<3. I haven't logged on facebook in a few days so I haven't read your message yet. But seriously Jen thank you for your comment yesterday. I gotta wait til Monday to go to the doc. Your so awesome that your comment put me in happy tears that everything was going to be fine. I <3 you. Thank you thank u for being there! =)

CMA said...

how beautiful!
love your blog, keep it up!
thanks for sharing!
and thanks so much for your sweet comments!

-cma
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lauren lanza osias said...

beautiful. i am totally netflixing this. keep the good films coming ms. movie blogger :)

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My floor is red said...

Yes, she's lovely! Need to see this movie!

Rachel said...

Wow. She is gorgeous!

bollywoodstylediaries said...

I love world war II movies esp. ones dealing with espionage..def. watching this one..

Kristin said...

She's stunning. Total old school glamour!

Iva said...

beautiful!!!


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Joellen said...

Looks like a great movie, and WOW she is beautiful!!

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fhen said...

the photos are great
it makes me wonder about the movie
never heard about it before
but hope i can find a dvd about it
it's quite hard to find that kind of international movie in here
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Vero said...

Oh thanks a lot! :-)

What wonderful pics! And this woman is really fabulous!

quixotic.knight said...

This....is is the kind of movies i keep lookin for........I love ur blog...just fkin love it

Vicki said...

this women is enviously photogenic!! def watchin the films! :)
vicki xo

Damsels said...

i defnitely will , wow i cant get over the fact that she looks so different in ever picture

Barry said...

Jen, just an FYI that I've posted for Free For All Friday. Hope you're having a good weekend so far!

Lexy @ Quirky Explosion said...

Oh gosh! I always feel so inadequate while reading movie posts: I'm SUCH a movie fail. I watch movies WAYYY behind.

Point: I haven't even seen Avatar yet!

But I'll definitely have to try to give this movie a whirl!

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gleenn said...

I am yet to see this movie. She is undeniably stunning. All these photos are awesome. :)

Mademoiselle Paulina said...

she is pretty woman !
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Ashley said...

That movie sounds great, I'm going to have to see if I can rent it! And I love how you put that - I'm "fabulously unemployed" as well, so I definitely can find time to watch this movie :)

-Ashley
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.Me said...

I will def. check out Zwartboek. I love movie blogging :) keep it up

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Some Girl said...

Snap. I'm a sucker for movies related to WWII. There's always so much history involved.

OceanDreams said...

This movie looks like a great find, glad you enjoyed it so much! Well, glad you are enjoying your movies and I know you are going to find a great job in the future! XO!

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