a new masterpiece by paul verhoeven with photos by thom hoffman
Paul Verhoeven directed Zwartboek (“Black Book”), an epic tale set in The Hague during World War II. It is the biggest Dutch movie production ever and the first Dutch film by Verhoeven since he left for the United States in the late 1980s.Thom Hoffman plays one of the leading roles in Zwartboek. In addition, he used his skills as a professional photographer to make a set report during film production.
We collaborated with Thom Hoffman and the Film Museum to create an exhibition on Zwartboek. A look behind the scenes, from the historical sources to the production itself. Besides Hoffman’s photos, the original storyboards, concept art, props and film fragments were on display as well. To top it off, we screened an exclusive interview with Verhoeven and scriptwriter Soeteman.