NOVA ZEMBLA

By Reinout OERLEMANS

KAAP HOLLAND FILM - as PROD

Drama - Completed 2011

Nova Zembla tells the tale of a world famous episode of Dutch history, the starting point of Holland's famous Golden Century. Nova Zembla is a gripping story about survival and strenght of the human spirit. Raw, in your face and beautifully touching. The first ever Dutch movie shot in 3D.

    • Year of production
    • 2011
    • Genres
    • Drama, Historical, Second film
    • Countries
    • NETHERLANDS, ICELAND, CANADA
    • Languages
    • DUTCH
    • Duration
    • 104 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Reinout OERLEMANS
    • Writer(s)
    • Hugo HEINEN
    • Producer(s)
    • Hans DE WEERS (Eyeworks Film & TV Drama), Reinout OERLEMANS (Eyeworks Film & TV Drama)
    • Synopsis
    • Nova Zembla tells the epic true story of the late 16th century Dutch ship crew that was forced to spend the winter on the frozen, arctic wasteland of Nova Zembla. Young Gerrit de Veer is deemed unworthy to marry the love of his life, by her influential father. To prove his worth, he goes on the journey of a lifetime. He gets the position of writer on board the small merchant vessel of captain Willem Barentsz, who goes on a daring mission to find a Northern trade route to Asia to free the small Dutch republic of a choking blockade by the Spanish navy. Their journey turns into a tragedy when the ship gets stuck in ice, and the men are forced to spend the winter in the frozen, arctic wasteland of Nova Zembla, fighting polar bears, hunger and lethal temperatures. Their chances of making it until the following spring are virtually zero…
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