The Batavia

Feature Film

A thriller about the tragic first and last journey of the glorious VOC ship ‘De Batavia’. The darkest page in VOC history.

During it’s maiden voyage a group of men plans a mutiny to take control of the ship. When they are almost ready to take over the ship they hit a reef and the ship starts sinking. The commander takes the only small boat with him when he tries to get help.

In his absence, the mutineers take control of the island, and start a true reign of terror. When commander Pelsaert finally makes it to Batavia and help arrives at the islands three months later, from the 340 who boarded De Batavia in Holland, only 68 have survived.

A story about the vanishing of laws and humanity.

Genre: True Story / Historical Saga / Action / Psychological Thriller

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