TV-PG | | Action, Adventure, Biography
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.
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 ... ...
When Charles I states that Louis XIV only wants the Southern Netherlands, William III reacts horrified by the idea of his country being split in two. In truth, the Southern Netherlands (more or less modern-day Belgium and Luxembourg) were Spanish possessions, not Dutch.
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.
Michiel de Ruyter (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Written by Trevor Morris
Published by Riva Media Records
courtesy of VOCfilm B.V.
Dutch, English, French
€827,933 (Netherlands) (1 February 2015)
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