Nova Zembla (film)

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For the 2008 Russian film, see Novaya Zemlya (film).
Nova Zembla
Directed by Reinout Oerlemans
Starring Robert de Hoog
Derek de Lint
Victor Reinier
Doutzen Kroes
Jan Decleir
Release dates
  • November 24, 2011 (2011-11-24)
Country Netherlands
Language Dutch

Nova Zembla is a 2011 Dutch historical drama film directed by Reinout Oerlemans. It is the first Dutch feature film in 3D.[1]

The film describes the last journey of Willem Barentsz and Jacob van Heemskerk through 1596-1597 when they and their crew tried to discover the North East passage to the Indies. However due to the sea ice, they are stranded on the island of Novaya Zemlya and have to spend the winter there in Het Behouden Huys (The Safe Home). The story is told through the eyes of Gerrit de Veer, and is loosely based on a celebrated diary[2] he published in 1598 after his safe return. Gerrit is portrayed as having a relationship with the daughter of the astronomer, cartographer and reverend Petrus Plancius, who pioneered the concept of the North East passage to reach the Indies. The Novaya Zemlya effect, first described by De Veer, is shown in the film, albeit in a non-historical fashion.

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Filming locations[edit]

The film was filmed on location in Iceland, Belgium, Canada and the Netherlands. The scenes in Amsterdam were filmed in Brugge.

Soundtrack[edit]

The Main Theme of the movie has been remixed by Dutch DJ and producer Armin Van Buuren

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Vijn, Ard (2011-10-15). "A Trailer For Dutch Epic NOVA ZEMBLA". Twitch Film. Retrieved 2011-10-17. 
  2. ^ The true and perfect description of three voyages : so strange and woonderfull, that the like hath neuer been heard of before: done and performed three yeares, one after the other, by the ships of Holland and Zeland, on the north sides of Norway, Muscouia, and Tartaria, towards the kingdomes of Cathaia & China; shewing the discouerie of the straights of Weigates, Noua Zembla, and the countrie lying vnder 80. degrees; which is thought to be Greenland: whereneuer any man had bin before: with the cruell beares, and other monsters of the sea, and the vnsupportable and extreame cold that is found to be in those places, London, 1605, English translation by William Phillip
  3. ^ (Dutch) Eerste Nederlandse 3D film op NFF

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