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THE FLYING DUTCHMAN
2014

poster

SHORT FILM

Director:
Jelle Oortman

Language:
English

Running Time: 1m28s

Main Cast :
Rutger Hauer - 'The Flying Dutchman' Master

Plot:
'The Flying Dutchman' is a legendary ghost ship that can never make port and is doomed to sail the oceans forever.

Notes:
Rutger steps into the shoes of the Frisian Captain Barend Fockesz from the 17th century. Bernard or Barend Fokke, sometimes known as Barend Fockesz, was a 17th-century Frisian-born captain for the Dutch East India Company. He was renowned for the uncanny speed of his trips from the Dutch Republic to Java. For example, in 1678 he traveled the distance in 3 months and 4 days, delivering governor Rijckloff van Goens a stack of letters from which the traveling time could be confirmed. His fast trips caused people to suspect that he was aided by the Devil, and he is often considered to have been a model for the legendary Captain of 'The Flying Dutchman', a ghostly ship doomed to sail the seas forever.

Gaastra's 'The Flying Dutchman' campaign is in line with this autumn's theme 'The Legendary Season'.

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