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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.

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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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Color:

Color
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Trivia

During the premiere at the Maritime Museum Amsterdam, a few dozen people protested against 'the glorification of a colonial sea villain' referencing De Ruyter's supposed involvement in Dutch slave trading. See more »

Goofs

Van Ghent is present at De Ruyter's funeral, despite historically dying in battle four years earlier. 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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Finally!!!
3 February 2015 | by DinoDeliriumSee all my reviews

Finally a Dutch movie that is packed with obliterating action. Michiel de Ruyter is an epic movie about the glory days of Dutch history. I liked everything about the movie, the formidable acting, the beautiful portrayed sea battles etc, the way it screams 'Murica in a Dutch way, etc.

This movie has endured some unfair criticism, probably because complaining is inherent to the Dutch national character. Okay, this movie is not historically 100% correct, but it does not pretend to be. This movie does what it tries to do, make people excited about Dutch history. I loved this movie. Okay, it wasn't as good as Jean-Claude's Bloodsport (1988), but I loved every minute of it.

'Michiel de Ruyter' a.k.a. 'Admiral' delivers.


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