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Peter Greenaway (written by)
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Release Date:
2 November 2007 (Poland) See more »
Plot:
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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6 wins & 5 nominations See more »
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An excellent Greenaway production! See more (23 total) »

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
Runtime:
134 min | Canada:141 min (Toronto International Film Festival)
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Trivia:
Director Peter Greenaway has said of this film: "The 'painter film' is a small genre of its own: Michelangelo, Rembrandt himself (at least twice), Modigliani, Caravaggio, etc, and none more so than just lately. Picasso, Van Gogh (repeatedly), Bacon, Vermeer, and now Goya have received the treatment. I suppose our major aim in the film Nightwatching, apart from trying to match the Master's mastery of light, is to demonstrate Rembrandt as social moralist: it contains a murder mystery - the unraveling of which is the heart of the film. And also to regard Rembrandt as an inventor of cinema before the Lumière brothers...We tried to rise to the challenge in the film, remaking, with high definition digital tape, that upper right-hand corner space of Velázquez's Las Meninas - the area between the walls and ceiling has been described as the greatest bit of painting ever - a painting which is just and only and magnificently a painting of a block of darkly contrasting air. We, too, attempting a grand response Rembrandt image of light, tried to film a block of air that insubstantially floats, irrespective of walls and ceiling. Godard said that the cinema was the truth 24 frames a second. Can painting go better and say that paintings are the truth for all time? What's a second in cinema time if you can have an eternity in painting time? Cinema has come and gone in 112 years. What, then, is the age of painting?".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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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
An excellent Greenaway production!, 17 September 2010
Author: disconut73 from United States

Once again, Peter Greenaway has created a film that holds your attention, and tells a story in a very captivating way.

What I found most ironic, and what really bowled me over, was how "unexperimental" this film seemed. After his recent directorial forays ("8 1/2 Women" and the "Tulse Luper Suitcases" come to mind), "Nightwatching" will seem unexpectedly boring in comparison. One might anticipate a visual spectacle, an overwhelming of the senses as seems to be Greenaway's modus operandi. The real richness of "Nightwatching" is in the little things, the simplest of details, and the pure joy of watching a master working within a more traditional cinematic framework.

When I think of the impact "Nightwatching" had on me initially, I am reminded of a similar experience when I recently viewed Lars Von Trier's "Antichrist". I was rather caught off-guard by "Antichrist's" lack of overt experimentation. But as someone who appreciates subtlety and nuance in film, I felt my time was well-spent. Plus, there's nothing I like more than walking away feeling as if I haven't been spoon-fed a story, that I've been allowed to use my BRAIN, and fill in the blanks a bit as the story moves along.

I find it doubly ironic that this film was released internationally in 2007, and only recently released domestically in the US (2010), and to lukewarm reviews at best. Greenaway is an artist never to be underestimated, and I implore you to give this film your utmost attention. It's also kinda cool to see Greenaway "geek out" a bit -- he's so obsessed with Remembrandt and all things Dutch, enjoy!

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