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Eddie Redmayne and Sean Bean in Black Death

Black Death

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     27 May   Bubonic plague breaks out in California, 1907 On this day in 1907, bubonic plague broke out in California, USA. The disease had ravaged the known world twice before, first in the 6th

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Carice Van Houten in Black Book

Black Book

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     23 May   Netherlands declares independence from Spain, 1568 On this day in 1568, the battle of Heligerlee was fought and won by the rebel army of William I of Orange, against the Duke of

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Sebastian Koch and Carice Van Houten in Black Book

Black Book

    In some quarters the director Paul Verhoeven is now eternally infamous for Sharon Stone’s is she/isn’t she leg-crossing moment in Basic Instinct. But he came to prominence with a Second World War movie, Soldier Of Orange, in 1977. Black Book sees Verhoeven return to his native land, his

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