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Nightwatching 18 rating

Martin Freeman’s hearty turn as Rembrandt anchors one of Peter Greenaway’s most accessible films, charting the creation of the Dutch master’s key work, ‘The Night Watch’.

Biopic 2010 136 mins

Director: Peter Greenaway



One of Peter Greenaway’s most accessible films, enhanced by the avuncular presence of Martin Freeman as Rembrandt, detailing the Dutch master’s life, loves and the mystery surrounding the creation of his 1642 masterpiece, 'The Night Watch'.

Featuring a strong supporting cast including Toby Jones, Fiona O'Shaughnessy and Natalie Press, Nightwatching unravels a fascinating conspiracy in sumptuous detail whilst displaying all Greenaway's regular fascinations with sex and death.