Nightwatching – Das Rembrandt-Komplott (2007)

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Nightwatching – Das Rembrandt-Komplott: Directed by Peter Greenaway. With Martin Freeman, Emily Holmes, Eva Birthistle, Jodhi May. An extravagant, exotic and moving look at Rembrandt’s romantic and professional life, and the controversy he created by the identification of a murderer in the painting ‘The Night Watch’.

“My wife and I are film buffs, not professional movie reviewers. But both of us had strong reactions to Nightwatching.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eMy wifeu0026#39;s reaction: Nightwatching put her to sleep. My reaction was, I think, I bit more nuanced.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eIn my opinion the world needs more movies about the 17th century. And it wouldnu0026#39;t hurt to have more movies that are intellectual rather than sensational. Therefore, I was delighted to find Nightwatching on the shelf at Premiere Video in my M-Street neighborhood in Dallas, Texas.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eNightwatching is a visual delight. The sets, the costumes, the way the scenes are lighted in the manner of Rembrandtu0026#39;s own paintings, all these elements of this movie were delightful to me. And Martin Freemanu0026#39;s acting made Rembrandtu0026#39;s prickly, flawed character leap right off the screen into my heart.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eAlthough this is not a film that could ever be a commercial success, I thank Peter Greenaway and his collaborators from the bottom of my heart for making it. I will view it again the next time my eyes want to be happy.”


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