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Nova Zembla (2011)

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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Reinout Oerlemans
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Cast

Credited cast:
Robert de Hoog ... Gerrit de Veer
Victor Reinier ... Jacob van Heemskerck
Jan Decleir ... Petrus Plancius
Juda Goslinga Juda Goslinga ... Laurens
Derek de Lint ... Willem Barentsz
Herman Egberts Herman Egberts ... Harmen
Bas Keijzer Bas Keijzer ... Kok
Teun Kuilboer Teun Kuilboer ... Pieter Vos
Mads Wittermans Mads Wittermans ... Chirurgijn
Semmy Schilt Semmy Schilt ... Claes
Jochum van der Woude Jochum van der Woude ... Jan Fransz
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Angie Andradóttir Angie Andradóttir ... Puffin
Arend Brandligt ... Adriaan
Donja de Wit Donja de Wit ... Rich lady
Arjan Duine ... Oene
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Storyline

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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Drama | History

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Official Sites:

Official site [Netherlands]

Country:

Netherlands

Language:

Dutch

Release Date:

24 November 2011 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Conquest See more »

Filming Locations:

Almere, Flevoland, Netherlands See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR7,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$10,987,361
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

After 17 months away, and no indication of anyone shaving or having their hair cut in such brutal weather, none of them show 17 months worth of longer hair or beards. See more »

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Featured in De wereld draait door: Episode #7.19 (2011) See more »

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Comes out flat...
1 December 2011 | by nazgulero_0See all my reviews

I think the main problem here is the directing. The director does not have a lot of experience or talent, and it shows in the movie. The 'making of' segments of this movie, and accounts from the actors, paint a picture of a director who pretty much goes berserk the entire time, and has a directing style that consists mainly of yelling and screaming. The result is that all creative input from a talented cast is killed off right away. It is kind of similar to dominant, loud, and demanding parents, which inevitably produce shy and beaten down kids. Bringing out the best in your actors requires a certain amount of trust. If you ever had a boss who is not in control, and hence wants to control each and every second of your life, you know what the result is. The movie quickly becomes a drag, and I had several instances where I just wanted to walk out. I stayed because of Doutzen Kroes...the question is only: what the heck was she doing in that movie ?


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