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.
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To cut costs, director Roel Reiné filmed the scene where the De Witt brothers are lynched with a mob of 400 extras, of whom only 150 wore period costumes. The remaining 250 wore jeans and dark shirts, but by keeping the crowd in motion and using special camera tricks and editing, they are almost impossible to notice. Read More