Michiel de Ruyter (1607-1676) was one of the principal and most passionate innovators in the history of combat engineering, and consequently became a naval hero in Holland. As the deeply torn Netherlands is attacked from all sides, and seems on the verge of civil war, one man tries to fight for the interests of his country: Michiel de Ruyter. But in the eyes of those in power, his successes have made him too popular. Michiel therefore is sent on a deadly mission...
150' / DCP / colour
Genre: historical drama
Original title: MICHIEL DE RUYTER
Dir: Roel Reiné
Prod: Farmhouse Film (NL)
Co-prod: Ciné Cri de Coeur
Sc: Lars Boom, Alex van Galen
D.O.P.: Roel Reiné
Completed: January 2015
Cast: Rutger Hauer (SIN CITY, THE HEINEKEN KIDNAPPING), Charles Dance (GAME OF THRONES), Will Bowden (THE DISCOVERY OF HEAVEN), Derek de Lint (A CHRISTMOOSE STORY, BLACKBOOK).
Beijing International Film festival
Galway Film Fleadh
Hamburg Film Festival - Eurovisuell
European Union Film Festival Toronto - Audience Award
a.o. DEAD IN TOMBSTONE (2013, feature), DEATH RACE: INFERNO (2012, feature), SCORPION KING: BATTLE FOR REDEMPTION (2011, feature), WOLF (2010, feature), DEATH RACE 2 (2010, feature), BEAR (2009, feature), THE MARINE II (2009, feature), PRIMAL/THE LOST TRIBE (2008, feature).
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