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.
Actually, scratch the DVD release info, couldn't really tell which region it was meant for at the source.
|Jonathan Holmes||Ferdinand Bol|
|Michael Teigen||Carel Fabritius|
|Peter Greenaway||Himself/Public Prosecutor|
|Marin Freeman||Rembrandt van Rijn|