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Peter Greenaway’s extravagant and exotic look at the mystery behind Rembrandt’s most famous work of art…
While painting a group portrait of the Amsterdam Musketeer Militia, the renowned Dutch artist Rembrandt (Martin Freeman) discovers a murder plot involving its subjects. Determined to expose the conspiracy, Rembrandt builds his accusation into the commissioned painting, “The Night Watch” – a decision which costs him everything.
BONUS FEATURES: Interviews with Peter Greenaway, Martin Freeman, Eva Birthistle and Jodhi May
An interesting two dic piece. Interesting to know what goes into a painting and how it can ruin a great artist.
Martin Freeman in the lead role is most interesting.
I was really looking forward to this movie because I love Martin Freeman in Sherlock and I'm interested in Rembrandt. But I just couldn't get through it. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Heidi Johnson
I waited to understand the plot but never did.
Perhaps it was my straining to hear the dialogue or the distance from the actors in most scenes. Read more
I really did NOT have any idea what the film was about and have NO excuse for buying it. I like stage plays though so it made sense after a bit. Read morePublished 24 months ago by Peter N. Anderson
First, I think THE DRAUGHTSMAN'S CONTRACT is a masterpiece. So I had high hopes for this film when I read the premise. But whether (as I suspect) Mr. Read morePublished on August 30, 2013 by RANDEL
I was entranced with the visual splendor of this film. Each scene looked like a painting. The mystery of the film was fun to figure out (I thought it was someone else COMPLETELY)... Read morePublished on August 14, 2013 by Wendy L. Chastain
i got this movie to see Jodhi May. and i was not disappointed! while i can't say i like the nudity and graphic sex scenes, the delivery of the story is pretty good! Read morePublished on August 14, 2013 by mafuzah aris
I like Greenaway, and I recently saw the painting (as well as the Rembrandt House), so this was a mandatory watch. Read morePublished on August 6, 2013 by Vah-keys
If you love Greenaway's work, you will love this film. Martin Freeman is earthy, profane, and frequently naked as Rembrandt van Rijn, who is maneuvered by his... Read morePublished on December 5, 2012 by Merri-Todd Webster