A drama about explorer John Smith and the clash between Native Americans and English settlers in the 17th century.
The story of the English exploration of Virginia, and of the changing world and loves of Pocahontas.
Captain Smith is spared his mutinous hanging sentence after captain Newport’s ship arrives in 1607 to found Jamestown, an English colony in Virginia. The initially friendly natives, who have no personal property concept, turn hostile after a ‘theft’ is ‘punished’ violently on the spot. During an armed exploration, Smith is captured, but spared when the chief’s favorite daughter Pocahontas pleads for the stranger who soon becomes her lover and learns to love their naive ‘savage’ way of harmonious life. Ultimately he returns to the grim fort, which would starve hadn’t she arranged for Indian generosity. Alas, each side soon brands their own lover a traitor, so she is banished and he flogged as introduction to slavish toiling. Changes turn again, leading Smith to accept a northern-more mission and anglicized Pocahontas, believing him dead, becoming the mother of aristocratic new lover John Rolfe’s son. They’ll meet again for a finale in England. Written by KGF Vissers
|Tagline:||Once discovered, it was changed forever.|
|Cast:||Alex Meraz, August Schellenberg, Ben Mendelsohn, Christian Bale, Christopher Plummer, Colin Farrell, David Thewlis, Eddie Marsan, Jake Curran, Jason Aaron Baca, Michael Greyeyes, Noah Taylor, Q’orianka Kilcher, Wes Studi, Yorick van Wageningen|