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Nova Zembla (2011)

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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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Gerrit de Veer
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Petrus Plancius
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Claes
Victor Reinier ...
Jacob van Heemskerck
Juda Goslinga ...
Laurens
Teun Kuilboer ...
Pieter Vos
Mads Wittermans ...
Chirurgijn
Bas Keijzer ...
Kok
Jochum van der Woude ...
Jan Fransz
Donja de Wit ...
Rich lady
Arjan Duine ...
Oene
Herman Egberts ...
Harmen
Angie Andradóttir ...
Puffin
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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 replica of the early 18th century Russian Shtandart was used as a stand-in for the 16th century Dutch ship De Windhond. 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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Too much 3D...
4 January 2012 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

While I think the 3D-effect in today's cinema should enhance the human experience to get a certain feeling of stepping right into the scene, the three dimensional engineers of the Nova Zembla crew are taking the effect way too far. The extreme shallow dept-of-field (DOF) of most of the scenes creates an very unnatural effect. Not like the human eye it would see. 3D in Nova Zembla brings unnecessary unsharpness to wide shots instead of crisp details. It reminds me more of early cartoons and anime/manga than state-of-the-art improvement of the modern cinema experience. A missed chance for Reinout...

On the other hand, the shots from above (like the viewing angle used in the shots where we can see the boat from above) are well filmed. And the 3D-effect while filming from a lower angle through the grass does a great job. But those are just minutes of the whole movie play time.


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