Peter Greenaway's audiovisual triptych on Rembrandt’s The Night Watch comprises a fiction biography, an experimental on-site installation and this film essay on art, which uses every known discourse methodology from art history: from formalism to psychoanalysis, from sociology to iconology. He envisions a theory on the meaning of the painting very much in keeping with the recurring obsessions in his filmography and substantiates it with visual evidence in a masterclass that stretches the range of audiovisual possibilities to the full.
Screenplay Peter Greenaway
Photography Reinier van Brummelen
Editing Elmer Leupen
Music Marco Robino, Giovanni Sollima
Sound Huibert Boon
Cast Martin Freeman, Eva Birthistle, Jodhi May, Emily Holmes, Jonathan Holmes