Nightwatching (Nocna straz) (2007)
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In 1642 Amsterdam was the richest city in the Western World. It was the year that saw the great artist Rembrandt fall from riches into poverty by painting his masterpiece: The Nightwatch. Greenaway's sinuous tale of murder and betrayal meticulously captures the incredible story.
Nov 2, 2007 Wide
Sep 15, 2009
Kasander Film Company - Official Site
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It's not just Greenaway's best film in years, but one of his best films, period.
...the dialogue's hyper-intensity is the whole point, and Greenaway frames it with a heavy reliance on set design, rather than his usual use of overlapping images.
If you're aware of Peter Greenaway's work you'll know to expect luscious visuals, plenteous sex and nudity, and a certain degree of impenetrability
As visually fascinating as anything Greenaway has done, this film's narrative is so convoluted that it's virtually impossible to follow
Often, Greenaway's handling of actors is his weakest point: but he gets fiercely intelligent performances here from Martin Freeman and Eva Birthistle as the artist and his wife Saskia.
There is a vertiginous sense that Freeman could, after all, have been a contender, if not in the Laughton weight class.
Nightwatching is a noble experiment in bringing the inner life of Rembrandt's work sharply into focus, but the effect is one of stupefying dullness.
Martin Freeman's chippy, cocky artist is riveting, as tender to dying wife Saskia (a knowing Eve Birthistle) as he is tricky with his militia patrons...
Speculative but gorgeously presented account of Rembrandt's creation of his masterpiece with Martin Freeman on cracking form.
... the entire film is designed to look like a Rembrandt canvas, right down to the careful composition of the players within the frame.
Like making a biopic about Michelangelo and casting Benny Hill in the lead role.
A rambling, theatrical, frequently didactic study of a turning point in the Dutch painter's life.
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