Rembrandt's J'Accuse is an essayistic 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. But reality was different.

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1 min 52 sec

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9,399

Posted On
June 24, 2009
Director
Peter Greenaway

Writer
Peter Greenaway

Studio
Independent

Release
May 4, 2009
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