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Rembrandt (1942)



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Saskia van Rijn
Gisela Uhlen ...
Geertje Dierks
Jan Six
Aribert Wäscher ...
Saskias Verwandter Ujlenburgh
Radierer Seeghers
Hildegard Grethe ...
Frau Seeghers
Wilfried Seyferth ...
Ulricus Vischer
Paul Rehkopf ...
Bruder Adriaen
Rolf Weih ...
Schüler Eeckhout
Clemens Hasse ...
Schüler Philip
Helmut Weiss ...
Schüler Cornelis (as Helmut Weiß)
Doktor Tulp
Robert Bürkner ...
Notar Wilkens


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Release Date:

17 June 1942 (Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Ewiger Rembrandt  »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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When Frans Banning Cocq approaches Rembrandt to ask him to paint the "Night Watch", he tells him that they are 17 persons. However they were 18 shooters in the company, which are also portrayed on the painting. See more »


Rembrandt: [about the painting "The Night Watch"] So you don't like the painting?
Leutnant Ruytenburgh: You want to make fun of us?
Banning Cocq: Rembrandt, explain to us: How could this happen?
Rembrandt: Explain? I am not an explainer. I am a painter.
Leutnant Ruytenburgh: But a miserable one.
Schütze: [to Ruytenburgh] You, be quiet!
Banning Cocq: No, Rembrandt, it is differently. We don't understand what you have painted.
Rembrandt: So you don't understand but you judge. Who gives you the right to judge if you don't understand?
Leutnant Ruytenburgh: Our money.
Rembrandt: Your money, your money. I was expecting this. Your money. So you ...
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10 February 1999 | by See all my reviews

Anti-semitic tendencies set aside, this film is a very strong told and tightly held drama with wonderful photography by Richard Angst. The chiascuro effects of the photograpy and the very good sets amount much to the overall feeling of watching dutch painting of the 17th century.

Steinhoff's management of the actors is brilliant, and Ewald Balser may be a better Rembrant than Charles Laughton.

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