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Admiral (2015)

Michiel de Ruyter (original title)
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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 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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Details

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

The house and the garden that depicts Michiels house in Amsterdam, including the view of the small bridge and ports is actually located in Zierikzee, a small town in the province Zeeland, Netherlands. The interior shots where largely done somewhere else. See more »

Goofs

The Dutch and English fleets can initially be seen actively sailing straight towards each other, even though the wind only blows in one direction. 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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Inspiring Film!
21 May 2016 | by breckswordzSee all my reviews

As an American, I'm not intimately familiar with Dutch history. And that's a shame, because our concept of individual freedom is a direct descendant of the Republic's.

I had heard of De Ruyter, but this film really opened my eyes. I know it's not strictly historically accurate (no film ever is), but it inspired me to read more on Dutch history, and more about this brilliant tactician in particular.

On a different tack, I appreciated this film's superior accuracy in depicting war in the Age of Sail. I've seen too many Hollywood movies with mysterious "exploding solid iron cannonballs." "Admiral" accurately shows that the greatest danger to life & limb came from the huge oak splinters that flew in every direction when a cannonball crashed through a wooden wall.

If you enjoy historical films, and nautical adventure in particular, see this one!


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