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7.1
/10
494 Ratings

Nightwatching

Directed by Peter Greenaway
United Kingdom, Poland, 2007
Biography, Drama, Thriller

Synopsis

An 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.”

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Nightwatching Directed by Peter Greenaway

Awards & Festivals

Venice Film Festival

2007 | 2 wins including: Mimmo Rotella Foundation Award

Polish Film Awards

2008 | Nominee: Best Costume Design

Critics reviews

What’s surprising (in the context of Greenaway’s often chilly past oeuvre) is the film’s genuine compassion for the sufferings of wives, maids and vulnerable orphans, adding an emotive underpinning to its sharp observations on the purpose of art and the nature of representation. It’s not just Greenaway’s best film in years, but one of his best films, period.
March 23, 2010
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Trained as a painter, Greenaway has often relied on such painterly devices as chiaroscuro, symbolism, and tableaux vivants, and this dense, highly theatrical feature is a lesson in visual literacy as well as a challenging whodunit.
September 01, 2009
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