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
Teun Kuilboer ...
Pieter Vos
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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
Bas Keijzer ...
Kok
Mads Wittermans ...
Chirurgijn
Herman Egberts ...
Harmen
Arend Brandligt ...
Adriaan
Jochum van der Woude ...
Jan Fransz
Arjan Duine ...
Oene
Donja de Wit ...
Rich lady
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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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Director Reinout Oerlemans's inspiration to make the movie came from a drawing made by Johan Herman Isings, showing the Dutch crew fighting off a polar bear on Nova Zembla. Isings' depictions of historical events and scenery are very popular in the Netherlands and have been used for decades in the Dutch education system. 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 De wereld draait door: Episode #7.19 (2011) 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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