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Friday, sbs, 10.55pm, MA15+ (2006)
Dutch director Paul Verhoeven (Basic Instinct, Showgirls) does nothing to quell his notorious love of boobs and complete lack of subtlety with this unashamedly bodice-ripping World War II thriller. Pretty Jewish girl Rachel Stein (Carice van Houten) infiltrates enemy quarters and falls for a high-ranking Gestapo officer (The Lives of Others star Sebastian Koch) while seeking to avenge the murder of her family. Tangled in a web of intrigue, treachery and betrayal, the seductive spy struggles to distinguish between friend and foe as she seeks justice.