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2 November 2007 (Poland) See more »
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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 Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Martin Freeman ... Rembrandt van Rijn

Emily Holmes ... Hendrickje

Eva Birthistle ... Saskia

Jodhi May ... Geertje

Toby Jones ... Gerard Dou
Jonathan Holmes ... Ferdinand Bol

Michael Teigen ... Carel Fabritius

Kevin McNulty ... Hendrick Uylenburgh

Agata Buzek ... Titia Uylenburgh

Natalie Press ... Marieke
Fiona O'Shaughnessy ... Marita
Reimer van Beek ... Titus - newborn
Robert Zalecki ... Titus - 4 months
Kacper Kasiecki ... Titus - toddler
Anja Antonowicz ... Catharina (as Anna Antonowicz)
Harry Ferrier ... Carl Hasselburg
Matthew Walker ... Matthias Van Der Meulen
Hugh Thomas ... Jacob Jorisz
Krzysztof Pieczynski ... Jacob de Roy
Jonathon Young ... Visscher
Andrzej Seweryn ... Piers Hasselburg

Maciej Zakoscielny ... Egremont

Chris Britton ... Rombout Kemp

Michael Culkin ... Herman Wormskerck
Jochum ten Haaf ... Jongkind (as Jochum Ten Haaf)

Gerard Plunkett ... Engelen
Adrian Lukis ... Frans Banning Cocq
Adam Kotz ... Willem van Ruytenburgh
Rafal Mohr ... Floris
Maciej Marczewski ... Clement
Grazyna Barszczewska ... Banning Cocq's Mother-in-law

Weronika Migon ... Frau Hasselburg
Richard McCabe ... Bloemfeldt
Robert J. Page ... Actor on stage (as Robert J Page)
Magdalena Gnatowska ... Orphanage Governess Martha
Alicja Borkowska ... Orphanage Governess Lotte
Dewi Williams ... Martin Geyle (as Dewi Rhys Williams)
Magdalena Smalara ... Ineke
Aleksandra Lemba ... Ispidie
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Marta Scislowicz
Mateusz Kosciukiewicz ... Herman Ooster (uncredited)
Katia Paliwoda ... Bride (uncredited)
Elzbieta Romanowska ... (uncredited)
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Directed by
Peter Greenaway 
 
Writing credits
Peter Greenaway (written by)

Produced by
Kim Arnott .... associate producer
Jamie Carmichael .... executive producer
Carlo Dusi .... co-producer
Christine Haebler .... co-producer
Grzegorz Hajdarowicz .... executive producer
Bénédicte Humbel .... line producer (as Benedicte Hermesse)
Eliane Huss .... line producer: Wales
Linda James .... executive producer
Kees Kasander .... producer
Lisette Kelder .... assistant line producer
Jenny Mitchell .... assistant producer: UK
Piotr Mularuk .... co-producer
Magdalena Napieracz .... co-producer
Justyna Pawlak .... assistant producer
Larry Sugar .... executive producer
Paul Trijbits .... executive producer
Stéphanie Verger .... assistant line producer
 
Original Music by
Wlodzimierz Pawlik 
 
Cinematography by
Reinier van Brummelen (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Karen Porter 
 
Casting by
Corinne Clark 
Janusz Gosschalk 
Weronika Migon 
Tania Polentarutti 
Marina Wijn 
Peter Wooldridge  (as Peter Wooldrige)
 
Production Design by
Maarten Piersma 
 
Art Direction by
Rosie Stapel 
James Willcock  (as James Wilcock)
 
Set Decoration by
Dory van Noort 
 
Costume Design by
Jagna Janicka 
Marrit van der Burgt  (as Marrit Van Der Burgt)
 
Makeup Department
Gemma Berry .... makeup assistant: Wales
Joanna Bochenska .... makeup assistant: Poland
Malgorzata Dlugosz .... makeup assistant: Poland
Janusz Kaleja .... makeup artist
Sara Meerman .... key hair stylist
Sara Meerman .... key makeup artist
Kate Petersen .... makeup artist: Wales
Marcin Rodak .... makeup artist: Poland
Karolina Wezyk-Labunko .... makeup assistant: Poland
Monika Wisniowska .... makeup assistant: Poland
Olga Wisniowska .... makeup assistant: Poland
Krystyna Zbroszczyk .... makeup assistant: Poland
 
Production Management
Andrzej Besztak .... production manager: Poland
Sally Dixon .... post-production supervisor: Canada
Owen Gower .... assistant production manager
Gerry Toomey .... production manager
Jochem van Rijs .... post-production supervisor: EU
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Stacy Fish .... first assistant director
Weronika Migon .... second assistant director: Poland
Nick Murray .... second assistant director: Wales
Mike Rymer .... third assistant director: Wales (as Mike Rhymer)
Piotr Szczerbic .... third assistant director: Poland
 
Art Department
Domino Daugherty .... painter
Rob Duiker .... carpenter
Eljo Embregts .... art department coordinator
Lidewij Kapteijn .... construction manager
Edouard Pallardy .... painter
Andrzej Rychtarczyk .... construction manager: Poland
Anna Szymiec .... art department assistant: Netherlands & Poland
Dione van der Hoeven .... head painter
Menno Verduin .... carpenter
Marek Warszewski .... art department assistant: Poland
 
Sound Department
Ken Biehl .... backgrounds editor
Brent Calkin .... additional sound mixer
Christopher Cleator .... adr mixer (as Chris Cleator)
Tony Gort .... sound designer
Tony Gort .... sound editing
Tony Gort .... sound supervisor
Don Harrison .... foley artist
Maurice Hillier .... production sound mixer
Jeff Jackman .... foley editor
Krzysztof Klimko .... boom operator: Poland
Matt Kunau .... sound consultant: Dolby (as Matthew Kunau)
Ian Mackie .... foley artist
David Maguire .... assistant boom operator: Wales
Hugh Maguire .... boom operator: Wales
Jerzy Matczuk .... boom operator: Poland
Linda McAteer .... post-production sound coordinator
Roger Morris .... adr mixer
Roger Morris .... dialogue editor
Miguel Nunes .... adr editor
Dorian Pareis .... foley editor
Tom Perry .... sound re-recording mixer
Josephine Reynolds .... cable boy
Rick Senechal .... foley editor
Rick Senechal .... foley recordist
Greg Stewart .... sound re-recording mixer
Candisha Story .... adr recordist
 
Special Effects by
Doug McCarthy .... special effects (as Doug McCarthey)
Leszek Olbinski .... special effects
Marek Pinkowski .... special effects
Mike Wilde .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Eri Adachi .... rotoscope artist: Rainmaker
Simon Ager .... lead digital compositing artist
Graeme Baitz .... roto lead: Rainmaker
James Ballard .... digital intermediate assistant: Dragon DI
Richie Basilan .... digital compositor
Dan Brittain .... digital compositor
Geoffrey R. Case .... DI colourist: Dragon DI
Valentina Catena .... on-line assistant: Dragon I
Kristin Dearholt .... digital production manager
Maggie Evans .... visual effects producer
Luis Alejandro Guevara .... visual effects editor
Myfanwy Harris .... digital intermediate assistant: Dragon DI
Peter Hart .... lead matchmove artist
Alex Kyrou .... digital film I/O technician: Rainmaker
Matthias Lowry .... digital compositing artist
Benjamin Miller .... rotoscope artist
Sam Nixon .... senior matchmove artist
Vasho Pekar .... rotoscope artist: Rainmaker
Enrico Perei .... senior digital compositing artist
Lee Pierce .... digital compositing artist
Drew Shields .... senior matchmove artist: Rainmaker
Bruce Steele .... digital effect artist: Dragon DI
Bruce Steele .... lead digital compositing artist
Luke Vallee .... digital compositor
Mike Washburn .... rotoscope artist
Joni Williams .... rotoscope artist
Jessica Woods .... roto artist
Paul J. Wright .... scanning and recording manager: Dragon DI
 
Stunts
Sandor Bertalan .... stunt double
Sándor Boros .... stunt performer (as Sandor Boros)
László Imre .... stunt team: horses (as Imre Laszlo)
Levente Lezsák .... stunt performer (as Levente Lezsak)
Zbigniew Modej .... stunt coordinator: Wales
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Cees Aloserij Jr. .... grip
Cees Aloserij Sr. .... key grip: Wales (as Cees Aloserij)
Ruzbeh Babol .... camera operator
Marcin Bogucki .... electrician: Poland
Kerry Brown .... stills photographer
Piotr Bujnowicz .... stills photographer
Adrian Ciesielski .... electrician: Wales/Poland
Maciej Cyran .... dolly grip
Marek Czpak .... key grip: Poland
Irma De Vries .... video assist
John Dowzell .... electrician: Wales
Via Goeludy .... electrician: Wales
Gaetan Jalbert .... rigging gaffer (as Gaetan [Gates] Jalbert)
Tomasz Kitrasiewicz .... electrician: Poland
Remigiusz Kubiak .... grip
Fabryka Obrazu .... stills photographer
Tadeusz Obuchowicz .... focus puller
Sara Pickett .... technician: HD Viper
Owen Richards .... electrician: Wales
Marek Rolka .... grip equipment
Krzysztof Sankowski .... dolly grip
Peter Smith .... gaffer
Jaroslaw Wierzbicki .... best boy electrician: Poland
 
Casting Department
Jessica Kingstone .... background casting: Wales
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sarah Bozano .... costumes assistant: Netherlands
Rebecca Cunningham .... costumes assistant
Karen de Meijer .... costumes assistant: Netherlands (as Karen De Meijer)
Marcella Hamelijck .... costumes assistant
Rosanna Hoogendoorn .... costumes trainee
Katarzyna Lewinska .... associate costume designer: Poland
Annette Mosk .... costumes assistant: Netherlands
Eleonora Owsianka .... costume master: Poland (as Ela Owsianka)
Ruth Taylor .... costumes trainee
Jookje Zweedijk .... assistant costume designer: Netherlands
 
Editorial Department
Irma De Vries .... assistant editor
Leander Huizinga .... post-production coordinator: EU
Elmer Leupen .... additional editing
Kryssta Mills .... post-production coordinator: Canada
 
Other crew
Jennine Baker .... production accountant
Erik Bakker .... production accountant
Barbara Bruni .... assistant to co-producer: UK
Phil Claydon .... production coordinator: Wales
Robert Croma .... production assistant
Eirlys Dafydd .... set trainee: Wales
Magdalena Daniszewska .... assistant to co-producer: Poland
Anne Derks .... production assistant
Keith Evans .... location trainee
Owen Gower .... location manager
Rob Grundy .... armourer
Ineke Kanters .... head of development
Agnieszka Kik .... production coordinator: Poland
Nick Leese .... head of publicity
Graham Mathews .... location manager
Graham Mathews .... scout
Jorn Mooij .... production accountant
Claudia Morgado Escanilla .... script supervisor (as Claudia Morgado)
Anna Palka .... location manager
Anna Palka .... set manager
Mandy Posthuma .... assistant production accountant
Simon Pritchard .... location assistant
Melissa Ruffle .... production accountant
Marita Ruyter .... assistant: Mr Greenaway
Joe Sisto .... legal services
Natascha Teunissen .... assistant: Kees Kasander
Claire Warnes .... senior business affairs executive
Haydn Wazelle .... deliveries coordinator
Richard Williams .... location assistant
Peter Wooldridge .... dialogue coach
 
Thanks
Rob Gray .... thanks
Jenny Mitchell .... in loving memory of
 

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Rated R for strong sexual content, graphic nudity and language
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134 min | Canada:141 min (Toronto International Film Festival)
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"The Night Watch" painting by Rembrant (Rembrandt van Rijn) is considered to be one of the most famous paintings and art works in the world.See more »
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Titia Uylenburgh:Women in the 17th century are allowed to smoke, write, correspond with Descartes, wear spectacles, insult the Pope, and breast-feed babies.See more »

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14 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
Peter Greenaway's best film and my favorite, 13 October 2009
Author: Galina from Virginia, USA

I love Rembrandt's work and can spend hours at the museums or galleries watching his paintings, these myriads of color brown shades, the contrast of lights and shadow that makes the faces of his models mesmerizing even if they don't have classical features, the perfect arrangement and settings of the frames that make his paintings (and drawings, and prints) cinematographic and him - a forerunner of movie making back in the 17th Century. There is warm healing energy that his paintings radiate. I admire Peter Greenaway, the true painter turned film director, the possessor of unique style, the master of exquisite frames, the creator of feasts for eyes, ears, and brains. Greenaway's decision to make a film dedicated to the Europe most outstanding Artist, his life, loves, and his most mysterious and dramatic painting, Nightwatching, proved to be the best Greenaway's film I've seen.

Once I started watching the film last night, I could not take my eyes off the screen. I always look forward to seeing Peter Greenaway's film but Nightwatching is his masterpiece. It is my favorite of his work, and it goes to my top favorite films ever. It is long, yes, 135 minutes but I did not want it to end. Besides being as beautiful as any Greenaway's film, it covers so many subjects and does it so stunningly and brilliantly that it literally took my breath away. It includes a mystery behind the famous painting that the historians of Art have tried to solve for over 300 years, and it paints the canvas of life and times of the greatest Painter ever (yes, for me Rembrandt is IT), in the style that Rembrandt himself would've appreciated, and it succeeds in everything it was set to achieve, first and foremost being enormously entertaining. But the main reason why I LOVE the film, it did something I never thought a Greenaway's film would do - it almost reduced me to tears. I did not know he had it in him - to make a film not only clever and intelligent, sharp and satirical, gorgeous and exquisite, no big surprise here, but also gentle, passionate, full of love and tenderness, divine and earthy, and to make me fell in love with the screen Rembrandt, the flawed, loud, lusty, earthy man (outstanding superlative performance by Martin Freeman, he even looks like Rembrandt van Rijn) as much as I have been already in love with Rembrandt the Artist. It is not just a feast for brain, eyes, and ears but the food for soul, for feelings. How dare some viewers and critics call it boring? There is love, beauty, the blackest darkness, the glowing light, intrigue, mystery, crimes, history, grandeur, compassion, sex, sins, depiction of all stages of creative process and relationship between the Artist and his work, and there is Art of the highest quality in the film. There is so much to talk about; the movie provides endless references to works of Art. I just have to mention how masterfully Greenaway refers to three major loves of Rembrandt, three women he was connected to, was inspired by, and immortalized in his paintings. There is Saskia van Uylenburgh, his wife, the love of his life, his soul mate, the woman whom Rembrandt described his feelings for as "close and dear relative that he'd known and needed all his life" as Minerva in the beginning of the film. Later on, after Saskia's death, there was Geertje Dircx, with whom Rembrandt experienced the intense mostly physical affair, and to whom he had given some of Saskia's jewelry. Geertje can be seen laying on the bed in the same exactly pose as Danae on one of the St. Petersburg Hermitage most celebrated paintings. And then there was Hendrickje Stoffels, Rembrandt's last love whom he'd known since she started to work as a maid in his household in her early youth. Hendrickje sat for the paintings of Flora and Bathsheba among others. At one point, we see her striking the pose of A Woman bathing in a Stream from London National Gallery. I see these references to the Rembrandt art as just a few gifts for a grateful viewer from the hundreds the film has to offer. This is the best biography film I've seen. Nightwatching is the movie that makes me believe in cinema. Everything I ever wanted from a film, Nightwatching has and even much much more. One of a kind, it is a marvel, unsurpassable.

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