A Dutch exploration team sets sail to find the North East passage to the Indies. The weather had other ideas for them.

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Catharina Plancius
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Willem Barentsz
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Petrus Plancius
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Gerrit de Veer
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Claes
Teun Kuilboer ...
Pieter Vos
Victor Reinier ...
Jacob van Heemskerck
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Chirurgijn
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Laurens
Bas Keijzer ...
Kok
Jochum van der Woude ...
Jan Fransz
Arend Brandligt ...
Adriaan
Herman Egberts ...
Harmen
Donja de Wit ...
Rich lady
Arjan Duine ...
Oene
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This fact based drama chronicles the last journey of Willem Barentsz and Jacob van Heemskerk on their search for a new passage to the Indies. Due to icy waters, they are stranded on the island of Novaya Zemlya and have to spend the winter there. The story is told through the eyes of Gerrit de Veer, an officer on the same voyage, and is loosely based on the famous diary he published in 1598 after his safe return. Written by mahajanssen

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The movie is dedicated to all the crewman of the real Nova Zembla. See more »

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During a shot where actress Doutzen Kroes is swinging through the church (the Oude Kerk in Amsterdam) there is a shot of the current organ in the background. This organ was built in 1726 - 130 years later. See more »

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Featured in Eva Jinek op zondag: Episode #1.10 (2011) See more »

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A waist of my time
30 November 2011 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

Making a movie about such a 'big' event in Dutch history seems like a very good idea. But, after sitting down for sometime in the cinema i started to get bored. Then more bored and eventually I couldn't take anymore boredom and had to get up and leave the cinema. This is one of the worst movies I've seen in a long time! The storyline is disappointing, and doesn't seem to follow a clear path. The Characters are shallow, and the actors seem to take no effort to give some depth to their character. This would be a hard task anyway, since the conversations between the actors are so weak that it would be a big effort to make anything worthwhile come out.

The gorgeous Doutzen Kroes makes her first movie appearance with a weak performance. I am a big movie fan, but this one, in spite of all the buzz in the Netherlands, is best to avoid!


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