Adventurous feature film is sequel to Paul Verhoeven's legendary youth series from 1969. In this modern film version - the Middle Ages are more imaginative and larded with anachronistic jokes - the story revolves around Floris (Michiel Huisman), grandson of the medieval knight Floris van Rosenmondt, at the time played by Rutger Hauer. Floris is a peace-loving bloke whose father (Victor Löw) despises him because he refuses to carry on the family tradition of stout-hearted knights defending freedom: Floris is an actor. To prove to his father that he can still be a hero, he helps him search for a missing sacred relic with special powers. This is the last hope for the Duke of Burgundy, his father's boss, to eliminate the mean Duchess of Gelre. Along with his oriental girlfriend Pi (Birgit Schuurman), Floris goes through some perilous moments when he enters into battle with the duchess and her stooges Van Rossum jr., Kleine Pier jr. and Sergeant jr., his grandfather's enemies' children.
Gouden Kalf nominees
Gouden Film (100.000 bezoekers speelfilm) (2005)
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