In 1642 the celebrated and wealthy Dutch painter Rembrandt reluctantly agrees to paint a group portrait of the Militia Company of Amsterdam Musketeers which will later be known as The Nightwatch. He discovers that there is a conspiracy alive among the officers of the Militia of Frans Banning Cocq and he uncovers a murder. The conspirators deny the accusations in public but they plan revenge. Although the painting consolidated Rembrandt's reputation in cultural history as maybe the most successful painter ever in Europe, it also created the circumstances that destroyed him socially and financially in his own lifetime.
The film was part of an ambitious project by Peter Greenaway about The Nightwatch, that also included a theatrical event with light and sound in three halls of the Rijksmuseum during the 2007 Holland Festival and an opera.
selections & won prizes
NL - Netherlands Film Festival Golden Calf (2)
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