Dutch nature in all its wild splendour, beauty and cruelty. A unique glimpse into the living (surviving) flora and fauna in the Oostvaardersplassen, over the four seasons.
Nature film shows that the Netherlands is full of beauty and spectacle. The makers filmed for two years in the Oostvaardersplassen reserve. This yielded impressive footage of a virgin wilderness in this small and densely populated country. From the pleasant spring to the merciless winter; using extreme close-ups and hidden cameras, the film offers a unique glimpse of the surviving flora and fauna during the four seasons.


Executive producer
Production Design
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Sound Design

Title: De nieuwe wildernis
Year: 2013
Duration : 1 hour, 35 minutes
Category: Feature film
Edition: NFF 2020

All 40 GoldNatuur & MilieuDrama

Gouden Kalf winner

UPC Gouden Kalf voor de Beste Publieksfilm (2014)
Mark Verkerk
UPC Gouden Kalf voor de Beste Publieksfilm (2014)
Ruben Smit

Gouden Kalf nominees

Other awards

Platina Film (400.000 bezoekers speelfilm) (2013)

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