Everything — Even Paul Verhoeven Movies — Is Better in the Netherlands

Black Book screening after-party. Osteria del Circo, 120 W. 55th St., nr Sixth Ave., following 7 p.m. screening. Black Book, a World War II thriller, is the most expensive Dutch film ever made. It was directed by Paul Verhoeven, whose Hollywood films include Robocop, Total Recall, and, of course, Showgirls. Verhoeven will be on hand tonight; his movie’s non-translated title is Zwartboek, proving once again that everything except hallucinogen-induced anxiety attacks is better in the Netherlands.
Party for The Black Door. The World Bar at the Trump World Tower, 845 United Nations Plaza, nr. 47th St., 6 p.m. There won’t be any boldfaced names at this party, according to the press release, but there will be waiters carrying around trays of sex toys (The Black Door is a frankly awesome-sounding pulp novel about a high-powered New York lawyer who becomes obsessed with an underground sex club).

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