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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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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 Arend Brandligt ... Adriaan
Donja de Wit Donja de Wit ... Rich lady
Arjan Duine 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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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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Opening Weekend:

€979,135 (Netherlands), 27 November 2011, Limited Release
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Dolby Digital

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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 »

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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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good idea and nothing else
3 April 2012 | by VincentiuSee all my reviews

a good story, great ambitions of director, a shallow movie.and everybody is innocent. because desire to create a blockbuster was so great but details are ignored. to present a page of history is not an easy mission. and it is first sin of this project. a huge mountain and an army of Liliputans. and, for make the business more complicated - usual 3 D which, in this case,a real burden. it is not a bad film but only smoke of expensive cigar.because,wanting to tell all, it fails to provide anything. old clichés, dusty characters,great adventure without any crumb of emotion. so, second sin of movie is to create expectations. the last sin - Doutzen Kroes. beautiful, charming, she is only chain for too heavy pendant.


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