Trailer & stills of movie on 17th century Admiral de Ruyter

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I’ve just seen the trailer for the forthcoming Dutch movie Admiral about the 17th century Dutch Admiral Michiel de Ruyter.  The trailer is most impressive, and I hope this movie will be shown in my country in due course.

The blurb:  “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 county’s strongest weapon, the Dutch fleet: Michiel de Ruyter.”

De Ruyter (1607-1676) was a Dutch admiral, most famous for his role in the Anglo-Dutch Wars of the 17th century. He fought the English and French and scored several major victories against them, the best known probably being the Raid on the Medway.

 

Watch the trailer here:

 

There’s also a shorter trailer with English subtitles here:

 

And here are a few screen-shots of the battle scenes in the trailer:

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Naval wargaming 17th century style?

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The official website (in English) is here:  http://www.admiralthemovie.com/

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4 responses to “Trailer & stills of movie on 17th century Admiral de Ruyter

  1. This looks great! Thanks for the recommendation – I’ll join you in hoping that it will be released in New Zealand!

  2. Der Alte Fritz

    Complete with the obligatory saucy wench in the film poster. 🙂

  3. I hope you guys are able to see it!

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