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Michiel de Ruyter (2015)

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When the young republic of The Netherlands is attacked by England, France and Germany and the country itself is on the brink of civil war, only one man can lead the country's strongest weapon, the Dutch fleet: Michiel de Ruyter.

Director:

Roel Reiné
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Frank Lammers ... Michiel de Ruyter
Sanne Langelaar ... Anna de Ruyter
Barry Atsma ... Johan de Witt
Lieke van Lexmond ... Wendela de Witt
Egbert Jan Weeber ... Willem III (as Evert-Jan Weeber)
Rutger Hauer ... Maarten Tromp
Charles Dance ... Charles II
Derek de Lint ... Kievit
Tygo Gernandt ... Jozef van Ghent
Filip Peeters ... Dequesne
Roeland Fernhout ... Cornelis de Witt
Pip Pellens Pip Pellens ... Klaartje
Nils Verkooijen ... Engel de Ruyter
Jada Borsato Jada Borsato ... Neeltje de Ruyter
Isa Lammers Isa Lammers ... Greetje de Ruyter
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When the young republic of The Netherlands is attacked by the great Kingdom of England, France and Germany and the country itself is on the brink of civil war, only one man can lead the country's strongest weapon, the Dutch fleet: Michiel de Ruyter.

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TV-PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

Netherlands

Language:

Dutch | English | French

Release Date:

23 February 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Адмирал See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

€7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

€827,933 (Netherlands), 1 February 2015, Limited Release
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| (UK video)

Color:

Color
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Trivia

The script development and research took six years to complete. See more »

Goofs

Michiel de Ruyter is shown as being present in The Hague at the lynching of the De Witt brothers but he was not in The Hague, as also a mob who tried to find him in reality discovered. See more »

Alternate Versions

In the Netherlands, the movie was released in two different versions in the cinema. One of the versions lack explicit images of a lynching and also the death scene of the main character is made less horrific. This version has certification: 12 years and older. See more »

Connections

Referenced in De slimste mens ter wereld: Episode #10.6 (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Michiel de Ruyter (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Written by Trevor Morris
Published by Riva Media Records
courtesy of VOCfilm B.V.
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Shocking piece of history
31 January 2016 | by gnix1979See all my reviews

There is very little to fault in this movie, I love foreign subtitled movies and this is now in my top 5.

This is an abridged version of the Anglo/Dutch wars in the 1700s, a period I know little about. It shows the obvious bully tactics of the Royal Navy being superior, but it shows that means nothing with a good commander in charge. It also shows the political ramblings that went on behind the scenes, and although the movie tries its best to not go on an all gore quest, when it needs to the film is shocking. Specifically the assassinations of the Witt brothers, the scenes are extremely gruesome and it horrifies even more that this happened in real life.

A majority of the movie in in Dutch, but the few British scenes are in English, simply to set the tone of the movie.

The acting was flawless especially Frank Lammers who plays the title role. I would highly recommend this movie to anyone.

The only reason it looses one star is because at times the flow of the film seemed a little uneven, but for the most part extremely entertaining and insightful.


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