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Dutch Film Festival in Wellington


Wed 18 Oct 2017, 7:00pm opening night
Thu 2 Nov 2017, 7:00pm
Sat 11 Nov 2017, 6:30pm closing night

Where: Nga Taonga Sound & Vision, 84 Taranaki St, Te Aro, Wellington

Restrictions: R16

Registration Types:

  • General Admission - Michiel de Ruyter: Free
  • General Admission - TBS: Free
  • General Admission - The Chocolate Case: Free
  • Eventfinda tickets no longer on sale

Listed by: welea

The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Wellington warmly invites you to the Dutch Film Festival in Auckland (16-24 November) and Wellington (18 October-11 November).

The following three films will be screened in Wellington:

(Sold Out) 18 October: Michiel de Ruyter (The Admiral) (2015) - Director: Roel Reiné

Michiel de Ruyter highlights Netherlands’ naval history during the Dutch Golden Age spanning the 17th century. This was in the same period as Abel Tasman’s trade exploration. 17th-century Netherlands is under attack from England and its allies, and the country itself is on the brink of civil war. Michiel de Ruyter, a humble naval commander, is called upon to lead the Dutch fleet in a battle for freedom and unity.

The Netherlands Embassy will host an opening night with drinks and Dutch nibbles. Please arrive 45 minutes prior to the start of the film.

2 November: TBS (Nothing to Lose) (2008) - Director: Pieter Kuijpers

Johan convicted of killing his own father and sister escapes from a criminal hospital to track down his mother and prove his innocence. He gets pursued by the police and in a desperate attempt to avoid capture, he kidnaps a 13-year old girl, Tessa. Together they drive through the Netherlands and Belgium to find his mother.

(Sold Out) 11 November: The Chocolate Case (2016) - Director: Benthe Forrer

A documentary about young Dutch journalists who have the ambition to end slavery in the cocoa chain. Their journey on the way to a slave-free cocoa world starts in 2003 as part of their TV-programme ‘Food Unwrapped’. This documentary shows how tough it is to eliminate fundamental errors and injustice in a global system, but it’s not impossible. With perseverance, the journalists manage to launch the first self-claimed slave-free chocolate bar – Tony’s Chocolonely in 2005. 12 years later, the initiative for 100% slave-free chocolate has evolved into a movement that is building momentum worldwide, including New Zealand.

In case you have reserved tickets but are unable to attend the event, please send an email to or call 044716390 so we can redistribute your tickets.

Admission is free and all movies are in Dutch with English subtitles. Please visit the website of the Netherlands Embassy for more details.

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