StoryRembrant's J'accuse is an 'essay-istic' documentary in which Greenaway's staunch criticism of today's visual illiteracy is argued through a forensic search of Rembrandt's Nightwatch. The background, context, conspiracy, the homicide and the motives of all its 34 painted characters who have conspired to murder for their self-advantage as a group.
Through the paintings of Rembrandt, Greenaway leads us to 17th Century Amsterdam. The world is democratic in principle despite beling entirely ruled by a dozen families. While the notion of these people being charitable and compassionate beings is there, this is one of those rare instances in which perception isn't always reality.
|Jonathan Holmes||Ferdinand Bol|
|Michael Teigen||Carel Fabritius|
|Peter Greenaway||Himself/Public Prosecutor|
|Marin Freeman||Rembrandt van Rijn|