With the 17th-century Netherlands under attack from England and its allies, and the country itself on the brink of civil war, humble naval commander Michiel de Ruyter is called upon to lead the Dutch fleet in a battle for freedom and unity.
Did you know?
The Battle of Scheveningen which opens the movie took place on July 31, 1653, while the final scene happened on March 18, 1677. This means that in reality, the events depicted in the movie spanned almost 24 years, but artistic license was taken in condensing the story and action to a few years at most (notice for example that the children in the movie hardly age). Read More