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The New World (2005)

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The story of the English exploration of Virginia, and of the changing world and loves of Pocahontas.

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Terrence Malick

Writer:

Terrence Malick
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Colin Farrell ... Captain Smith
Q'orianka Kilcher ... Pocahontas
Christopher Plummer ... Captain Newport
Christian Bale ... John Rolfe
August Schellenberg ... Powhatan
Wes Studi ... Opechancanough
David Thewlis ... Wingfield
Yorick van Wageningen ... Captain Argall
Raoul Max Trujillo ... Tomocomo (as Raoul Trujillo)
Michael Greyeyes ... Rupwew
Kalani Queypo ... Parahunt
Ben Mendelsohn ... Ben
Noah Taylor ... Selway
Brían F. O'Byrne ... Lewes
Ben Chaplin ... Robinson
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Storyline

Captain Smith is spared his mutinous hanging sentence after captain Newport's ship arrives in 1607 to found Jamestown, an English colony in Virginia. The initially friendly natives, who have no personal property concept, turn hostile after a 'theft' is 'punished' violently on the spot. During an armed exploration, Smith is captured, but spared when the chief's favorite daughter Pocahontas pleads for the stranger who soon becomes her lover and learns to love their naive 'savage' way of harmonious life. Ultimately he returns to the grim fort, which would starve hadn't she arranged for Indian generosity. Alas, each side soon brands their own lover a traitor, so she is banished and he flogged as introduction to slavish toiling. Changes turn again, leading Smith to accept a northern-more mission and anglicized Pocahontas, believing him dead, becoming the mother of aristocratic new lover John Rolfe's son. They'll meet again for a finale in England. Written by KGF Vissers

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Once discovered, it was changed forever


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Rated PG-13 for some intense battle sequences | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | UK

Language:

English | Algonquin

Release Date:

20 January 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El nuevo mundo See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$57,000, 25 December 2005, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$12,712,093, 2 April 2006

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$30,536,013, 6 June 2013
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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Casting for the character of Pocahontas proved difficult, producers looked at over two thousand actors before deciding to open up their search criteria for all indigenous actors of both North and South America. See more »

Goofs

Smith is shown being ordered to leave Jamestown by the king, but in reality, he had a gunpowder accident, and suffered severe burns. He had to leave for England, and recovered. Pohcahantas was told he died on the trip to England. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Pocahontas: Come, spirit, help us sing the story of our land. You are our mother. We, your field of corn. We rise from out of the soul of you.
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Connections

Referenced in Allemaal film: De amerikaanse droom (2007) See more »

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Water Bearer
Written and Performed by R. Carlos Nakai
Courtesy of Celestial Harmonies/Mayflower Music Corp.
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someone please yell fire!
27 January 2006 | by mwm-11See all my reviews

Holy yipes! I have seen some boring movies before but this soporific mess is the topper. How does a director graduate from film school having learned only the close up shot? And what excuse can there be for a movie score with only one musical note? Its like listening to the test pattern noise on the TV when you wake up at 4AM on the couch. Even the perpetually grey weather is boring in this film. I haven't checked my watch that much since New Year's Eve. If you need to be rendered comatose for some surgical procedure, then this film is for you. Never have I posted a comment on a movie before. However, in this example it is plain and simply a civic duty since this film risks creating large squads of somnambulistic zombies who might attempt to drive home, wide-eyed but oblivious, from their local theaters. Of course, nature lovers will perhaps be interested in the many long views of trees, grass and water but staring at your wallpaper will be both cheaper and more fun.


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