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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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Petrus Plancius
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Gerrit de Veer
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Jacob van Heemskerck
Teun Kuilboer ...
Pieter Vos
Bas Keijzer ...
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Chirurgijn
Juda Goslinga ...
Laurens
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Jan Fransz
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Adriaan
Herman Egberts ...
Harmen
Joshua Tsukasa MacDonald ...
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Arjan Duine ...
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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 real voyage started with two ships instead of one, but half way the second ship with captain Jan Cornelisz Rijp returned. The next year Rijp visits Northern Russia on a regular trade mission and accidentally meets with the surviving members of the first ship and brings them home. A theatrical element in itself, that was omitted in the story of the movie. See more »

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In the late 16th century Dutch sailing-ships typically had high castle-like sterns. The arched type stern in the movie came into use a century or two later. See more »

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A different dutch movie
18 December 2011 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

Firstable I thought this will be a typical dutch movie when I ordered a ticket to watch this movie with a load sex etc in it.

When I start watching it in the cinema, it became clearly that it's an different style of movie. It was clearly about our own history and nothing more, but be aware that you know something about our history to know what's happening about it. Even there aren't big acting stars in it, but that's making the movie more realistic and of course it's an tribute to those heroes which have been trying it to reach the far east via the north of Nova Zembla (the first ship who was able to was invented in 1932 by an Russian ship)

It's absolutely worth to watch.


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