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Rembrandt (1999)

Iconic artist Rembrandt van Rijn worked in the fields of painting, drafting, and printing, becoming the most iconic artist in all of Dutch history. This documentary profiles the story of a ... See full summary »

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Charles Matton

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Charles Matton, Sylvie Matton (as Sylvie Meyer)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Klaus Maria Brandauer ... Rembrandt van Rijn
Romane Bohringer ... Hendrickje Stoffels
Jean Rochefort ... Nicolaes Tulp
Johanna ter Steege ... Saskia Uylenburgh
Jean-Philippe Écoffey Jean-Philippe Écoffey ... Jan Six
Caroline van Houten Caroline van Houten ... Geertje Direx
Richard Bohringer ... Le prêcheur
Franck de la Personne ... Hendrick Uylenburgh
Jacques Spiesser ... Joost Van den Vondel
Caroline Silhol Caroline Silhol ... Maria Tesselschade (as Caroline Sihol)
Nicholas Palliser Nicholas Palliser ... Constantin Huygens
François Delaive ... Govaert Flinck
Léonard Matton Léonard Matton ... Titus Van Rijn
Aymeric Demarigny Aymeric Demarigny ... Carel Fabritius
Jean O'Cottrell Jean O'Cottrell ... Le notaire de Rembrandt
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Iconic artist Rembrandt van Rijn worked in the fields of painting, drafting, and printing, becoming the most iconic artist in all of Dutch history. This documentary profiles the story of a man whose varied works left an indelible mark on the world.

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France | Germany | Netherlands

Language:

French

Release Date:

9 August 1999 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Рембранд See more »

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1.85 : 1
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Visually impressive biopic
27 September 1999 | by gtranSee all my reviews

Directed by painter Charles Matton, "Rembrandt" is a visually impressive film about Rembrandt's life. Like many biopics, there are too many events crammed into it, and little room is left for character development (characters pop up, have a few scenes and disappear). It will be disappointing if you expect a vision of a painter at work (like Clouzot's "Mystère Picasso"). However, the representation of the 17th Century Dutch society is both well-researched and a visual treat. The movie does a great job of being faithful to Rembrandt's vision, and is eventually much more moving and fascinating than the average "tormented painter" film.


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