December 10, 2013


Winter from Paul Klaver on Vimeo.

Shot in Dutch nature reserve the Oostvaardersplassen during the production of De Nieuwe Wildernis (The New Wilderness). This was one of the coldest winters in Holland with record breaking temperatures. Music: Hans Zimmer - Light

NB: This is much better if you select the Full Screen option.

Posted by gerardvanderleun at December 10, 2013 9:15 AM
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Never have I heard Hans Zimmer so subdued.

Posted by: DHH at December 10, 2013 2:36 PM


Posted by: Frank P at December 10, 2013 5:54 PM

Into this World, and why not knowing,
Nor whence, like Water willy-nilly flowing:
And out of it, as Wind along the Waste,
I know not whither, willy-nilly blowing.

Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam XXIX.

Posted by: Fat Man at December 10, 2013 9:58 PM

I've never been to Holland. I had no idea that there were any wilderness preserves there.
If you told me this was shot on the upper Missouri in eastern Montana I would have been totally fooled, the scenery is so similar.
Thanks for adjusting my perspective.

Posted by: stuart at December 11, 2013 8:43 AM

Having once lived in Montana and North Dakota I agree with Stuart that it does have a similar appearance. According to Google Maps the preserve is only about 1 mile by 2 miles in size. And I would guess it has been reclaimed from the sea.

Posted by: Gary in Texas at December 11, 2013 10:11 AM

The Oostvaardersplassen is not a rehabilitated natural area. It is land reclaimed in 1968 from a former inland sea named De Zuiderzee, and part of an area now called Flevoland.
As a habitat for larger grazing animals, it is a disgrace. A 1000 die of starvation each year in this fenced area, and management by the government is piss-poor.
See for yourself in this eye-opening video:

Posted by: Bob at December 12, 2013 1:47 PM