Rembrandt's J'Accuse...! (2008)

J'accuse is an 'essay-istic' documentary in which Greenaway's fierce criticism of today's visual illiteracy is argued by means of a forensic search of Rembrandt's Nightwatch. Greenaway explains the background, the context, the conspiracy, the murder and the motives of all its 34 painted characters who have conspired to kill for their combined self-advantage. Greenaway leads us through Rembrandt's paintings into 17th century Amsterdam. He paints a world that is democratic in principle, but is almost entirely ruled by twelve families. The notion exists of these regents as charitable and compassionate beings. However, reality was different.

Directing:
  • Peter Greenaway

Writing:
  • Peter Greenaway

Stars:
Release Date: 2008-10-04
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  • Country: FI, DE, NL
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 86

Martin Freeman
Martin Freema...
Rembrandt
Emily Holmes
Emily Holmes
Hendrickje
Michael Teigen
Michael Teige...
Carel Fabritius
Peter Greenaway
Peter Greenaw...
Himself / Public Prosecutor
Eva Birthistle
Eva Birthistl...
Saskia
Jodhi May
Jodhi May
Geertje
Jonathan Holmes
Jonathan Holm...
Ferdinand Bol
Natalie Press
Natalie Press
Marieke
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