The historical epic Redbad by director Roel Reiné has already been sold to a large number of countries, including the United States. The film is not finished yet and has to be released later this year.
Redbad will continue to be seen next year in at least Germany, France, the United Kingdom, Spain, Japan and Korea.
According to producer Klaas de Jong it is “unique for a Dutch film” that already so many territories purchase the film rights based on the script and a montage of raw images.
Redbad is about the Frisian hero Radboud, played by Gijs Naber, who in the early Middle Ages, with the help of the Vikings, fought against the Christians who forced their faith hard in the lowlands. The recordings took place in Eindhoven and on Ameland and in Belgium, Germany and Denmark.
According to producer De Jong, a record number of extras was used for the film. In total, more than 10,000 people volunteered to play in one of the action scenes. Redbad can be seen in Dutch cinemas from the end of June.