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Nightwatching

Director: Peter Greenaway

Country:  UK, Netherlands, Canada, France, Poland

Year of Production:  2007

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Synopsis

From Peter Greenaway, one of the most inventive, ambitious and controversial film-makers of our time, comes a thrilling period drama, told in explicit detail with customary irony and wit, that explores the romantic and professional life of the great Dutch painter Rembrandt, and the mystery surrounding the creation of his 1642 masterpiece, 'The Night Watch'.

Featuring impressive performances from a cast that includes Martin Freeman (The Office) in a remarkable leading role as the wry, lusty Rembrandt, Eva Birthistle (The Children) as his young wife Saskia, Jodhi May (Emma) as his seductive maid, Toby Jones (Frost/Nixon) and Natalie Press (My Summer of Love), NIGHTWATCHING unravels a fascinating conspiracy in sumptuous detail whilst displaying all Greenaway's regular fascinations with sex and death.

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Cast

Starring: 

Martin Freeman, Eva Birthistle, Jodhi May, Emily Holmes, Toby Jones, Natalie Press

Credits

Director: Peter Greenaway

Writer(s): 

Peter Greenaway

Producers: 

Kees Kasander

Editor:  Karen Porter

Cinematographer:  Reinier Van Brummelen

Production Details

Country:  UK, Netherlands, Canada, France, Poland

Year of Production:  2007

Language:  English

Duration:  134 minutes

Shooting gauge:  35mm

Original aspect ratio:  2.35:1

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Theatrical Release Date:  26th March 2010

DVD Release Date:  26th April 2010

Reviews

TREVOR JOHNSTON, TIME OUT

"Intriguing, revelatory... Not just Greenaway's best film in years, but one of his best films, period"

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TREVOR JOHNSTON, TIME OUT

EMPIRE

"Peter Greenaway returns to form... Martin Freeman is outstanding... the visuals are ravishing and the premise intriguing."

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EMPIRE

THE TIMES PLAYLIST

"A muscular return to form for Greenaway... Intriguing and visually sumptuous... Freeman is the real revelation."

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ANDREW O'HAGAN

"gorgeous scene-setting, keen intelligence and great originality... a rollicking good watch."

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ANDREW O'HAGAN

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