Nightwatching Poster

Release Date: 2007

DVD Release Date: June 9th, 2009

R|2 hr 14 min

Plot Summary
Rembrandt van Rijn's professional and romantic life.

Cast: Emily Holmes, Martin Freeman, Eva Birthistle, Jodhi May, Toby Jones, Jonathan Holmes, Michael Teigen, Kevin McNulty

Director: Peter Greenaway

Genres: Historical drama, Biography, Mystery

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Greenaway is first and foremost a deft storyteller and filmmaker -- and a cheeky art historian. An appreciation of art isn't necessary to enjoy Rembrandt's J'Accuse, and Greenaway goes to great lengths to draw the artistically illiterate into the story. show more

  • Part alt–art-history lesson and part pilot for CSI: The Louvre, Peter Greenaway’s deconstruction of Rembrandt’s 1642 painting The Night Watch contends that the work is--after the Mona Lisa, Da Vinci’s The Last Supper and the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel--the fourth best-known artwork in the world. show more

  • The filmmaker uncovers a foul, lurid, corrupt, and perversely compelling conspiracy--which is to say, he successfully turns The Night Watch into a Peter Greenaway film. show more

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