It is one of the most famous paintings in the world: Rembrandt’s »Night Watch.« But can it be that millions of visitors to museums, and hundreds of scholars and scientists, have thus far not revealed the secret of the picture? British filmmaker Peter Greenaway (THE BELLY OF AN ARCHITECT) believes he can prove that the painter uncovers a murder conspiracy in his painting. REMBRANDT’S J’ACCUSE is a suspenseful crime investigation docu-drama, and a formal experiment. Greenaway shifts various layers of images and text as if using a computer screen, fixes up evidence, and stages scenes from Rembrandt’s life. A masterful scrutiny of clues that sharpens any viewer’s visual perception.
in cooperation with the KunstFilmBiennale and WDR
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Selected filmography Peter Greenaway
THE FALLS (1980), THE COOK THE THIEF HIS WIFE & HER LOVER (1989), PROSPERO'S BOOKS (1991), THE MAN IN THE BATH (2001), THE TULSE LUPER SUITCASES 1-3 (2003/2004), VISIONS OF EUROPE (2004), A LIFE IN SUITCASES (2005), NIGHTWATCHING (2007), PEOPLING THE PALACES AT VENARIA REALE (2007)