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26.9. - 5.10.2019
Hamburg

Admiral Netherlands 2014 | 151 min | OV with English subtitles | Colour | FF 2015

Roel Reiné

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The middle of the 17th century. The Netherlands are being besieged on land and sea by the English and the French. On top of that, there is the threat of civil war, which would make the enemy's task that much easier. Battle-hardened Admiral Michiel de Ruyter is tasked with leading the Dutch fleet to war and saving the country from apparently certain defeat. With cunning and decisiveness, he manages to succeed and is feted as a hero. But de Ruyter's popularity is a thorn in the side of the heads of state, who are worried about losing their positions of power. They thus concoct a senseless military mission to send him on. The film caused a major controversy on its release: for some de Ruyter is a national hero, for others a tool of the colonial slave trade.
Orig. Title: Michiel de Ruyter
Filmtype: Fiction Feature
Original language: Dutch, English, French
Section: Eurovisuell
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Director: Roel Reiné
Screenplay: Alex van Galen, Lars Boom
Cast: Frank Lammers, Sanne Langelaar, Barry Atsma, Egbert-Jan Weeber, Derek de Lint, Hajo Bruins, Charles Dance, Rutger Hauer, Gene Bervoets
Producer: Klaas de Jong
Sprachfassung: OV with English subtitles
Music: Trevor Morris
Camera: Roel Reiné
Set Designer: Ruben Schwartz
Cutter: Radu Ion
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Format: dcp
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German Distributor:
World Sales: Arclight Films
Production: Farmhouse Film
contact: Sophie Werdmüller von Elgg, Farmhouse Film: sophie@farmhousefilm.nl