In the mid-17th century, the Republic of the Seven United Nether­lands is in heavy weather. After the demise of the old admiral Maarten Tromp, Grand Pensionary Johan de Witt appoints his successor: Michiel de Ruyter. The young and ambi­tious De Ruyter not only reveals himself as a bril­liant strate­gist in the war against the English, but also gets entan­gled in some polit­ical jousting at home. The life of the most famous naval hero in Dutch history is visu­alised in an epic adven­ture movie full of spec­tac­ular sea battles and domestic scenes.

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Title: Michiel de Ruyter
Year: 2015
Duration : 2 hours, 31 minutes
Category: Feature film
Edition: NFF 2015

Actie & AvontuurDramaPolitiekGeschiedenis

Gouden Kalf nominees

Beste Acteur (2015)
Frank Lammers
Beste Regie (2015)
Roel Reiné
Abraham Tuschinski Fonds Gouden Kalf van het Publiek (2015)
Klaas de Jong

Other awards

Platina Film (400.000 bezoekers speelfilm) (2017)

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