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Nightwatching

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Synopsis

The year 1642 marks the turning point in the life of the famous Dutch painter, Rembrandt, turning him from a wealthy respected celebrity into a discredited pauper. At the insistence of his pregnant wife Saskia, Rembrandt has reluctantly agreed to paint the Amsterdam Musketeer Militia in a group portrait that will later become to be known as The Nightwatch. He soon discovers that there is a conspiracy afoot with the Amsterdam merchants playing at soldiers manoeuvring for financial advantage and personal power in, that time, the richest city in the Western World. Rembrandt stumbles on a foul murder. Confident in the birth of a longed-for son and heir, Rembrandt is determined to expose the conspiring murderers and builds his accusation meticulously in the form of the commissioned painting, uncovering the seamy and hypocritical side to Dutch Society in the Golden Age.

Details

Year
2008
Type of film
Features
Running Time
134 mins
Format
35mm
Director
Peter Greenaway
Producer
Carlo Dusi
Co-Producer
Carlo Dusi
Director of Photography
Reinier Van Brummelen
Production Designer
Maarten Piersma
Music
Wlodek Pawlik
Principal Cast
Martin Freeman, Eva Birthistle, Jodhi May, Emily Holmes, Nathalie Press, Chris Britton, Toby Jones

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Production Company

Kasander Productions Limited
36 Sovereign House
19-23 Fitzroy Street
London W1T 4BP
UK

T +44 (0)20 7220 2845
F +44 (0)20 7220 2842

carlo@ariafilms.com

Sales
Company

ContentFilm International
19 Heddon Street
London W1B 4BG
UK

T +44 (0)207 851 6500
F +44 (0)20 7851 6506

london@contentfilm.com
http://www.contentfilm.com