Rembrandt's J'Accuse

2008 · 86 min

Not Rated7.2100%77%
An 'essayistic' documentary in which Greenaway's fierce criticism of today's visual illiteracy is argued by means of a forensic search of Rembrandt's Nightwatch. Greenaway explains the background, the context, the conspiracy, the murder and the motives of all its thirty-four painted characters who have conspired to kill for their combined self-advantage. Greenaway leads us through Rembrandt's paintings into seventeenth-century Amsterdam. He paints a world that is democratic in principle, but is almost entirely ruled by twelve families. The notion exists of these regents as charitable and compassionate entities. However, reality was different.
Directed By
Peter Greenaway
Written By
Peter Greenaway
Studio
ARTE, YLE, VPRO, Submarine, WDR

Cast of Rembrandt's J'Accuse

PG
Peter GreenawayHimself / Public Prosecutor
MF
JM
Jodhi MayGeertje
EH
Emily HolmesHendrickje
JH
Jonathan HolmesFerdinand Bol
MT
Michael TeigenCarel Fabritius
NP

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