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A picture of a Dutch 1600s aristocrat bowing


Presented by the Erasmus Foundation

Admiral (Michiel de Ruyter)

Unclassified 18+

24 Apr

In the 17th century, the young republic of the Netherlands is attacked by England, France and Germany whilst 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 most well-known admiral in the history of the Netherlands.


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  • A passionate epic filled with spectacular sea battle scenes and authentic re-enactments of life in the turbulent Dutch republic, Admiral features performances by Frank Lammers, Sanne Langelaar and Barry Atsma, along with Charles Dance (Game of Thrones) and  Rutger Hauer. 

    The film won the Audience Award at the Toronto European Union Film Festival.