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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 ... 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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Storyline

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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Certificate:

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:

Admiral See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR8,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,398,252
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| (UK video)

Color:

Color
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Trivia

The smaller ship used in the movie is the Russian frigate Shtandart, replica of the man-of-war built by Peter the Great in 1703 in Saint Petersburg. Modern Shtandart was built in 1999 and is a fully-functional training tall ship. 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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A good dutch film
29 January 2015 | by wesly_ester110See all my reviews

After an impressive trailer of the movie I was very excited to see that this movie isn't one of those low-class comedy movies with dutch films usually are.

Michiel de Ruyter is a film in which we dive into history. we are in the 17th century and see The Netherlands in a totally different way compared to modern times which leads to beautiful scenes. The acting was pretty good and Frank Lammers was very strong in this film. The special FX were of a high standard and therefore, all sea battles were incredibly spectacular to See. Although I had something a feeling that after a while some of it gets boring. The film is long but it keeps being interesting because of the storyline. The plot could have been more powerful.

Michiel de Ruyter is a Dutch film that will not disappoint but should not be reclassified as "a masterpiece." It is a film with a nice original storyline and style. 7 as a final grade.


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