Release date: 02-11-2007
Director: Peter Greenaway

written & directed by Peter Greenaway director of photography Reinier van Brummelen music by Włodzimierz Pawlik production design by Maarten Piersma costume design by Anna Jagna Janicka, Marrit van der Burgt editing by Karen Porter sound Maurice Hillier casting Weronika Migoń (Poland) make-up Sara Meerman, Marcin Rodak production manager Andrzej Besztak

cast Martin Freeman (Rembrandt van Rijn), Emily Holmes (Hendrickje), Michael Teigen (Carel Fabritius), Jodhi May (Geertje), Eva Birthistle (Saskia), Titus van Rijn (Son), Christopher Britton (Rombout Kemp), Agata Buzek (Titia Uylenburgh), Krzysztof Pieczyński (Jacob de Roy), Andrzej Seweryn (Piers Hasselburg), Zbigniew Zamachowski (Hendrick Uylenburg), Rafał Mohr (Floris), Maciej Zakościelny (Egremont), Maciej Marczewski (Clement), Magdalena Smolara (Martha), Alicja Borkowska (Lotte), Piotr Siwiec (Officer)

produced by Kasander Film Company, 36 Sovereign House, 19-23 Fitzroy Street, London W1T 4 BP (UK), phone +44 207 5800 418, e-mail; Yeti Films, Niemcewicza 7/9 apt. 135, 02-022 Warsaw (Poland), phone +48 22 823 99 17, e-mail; No Equal Entertainment co-financed by Gremi Film Production, The Polish Film Institute producers Kees Kasander, Piotr Mularuk, Christine Haebler, Grzegorz Hajdarowicz executive producers Carlo Dusi, Larry Sugar, Magdalena Napieracz distributed by Monolith Plus, Chełmska 21, 00-724 Warsaw, phone +48 22 851 10 58, +48 22 851 10 59, e-mail world sales ContentFilm plc, 19Heddon Street, London, W1B 4BG, UK, phone +44 20 7551 6500, e-mail
35 mm, 1:2,35 (CinemaScope), colour, Dolby Digital, 135′
UK – Poland – Netherlands-Canada 2007


A thrilling drama about the life of Rembrandt, his relationships with women, and a mystery murder. A key to the mystery is “Nightwatching” – a painting that gained artist an eternal fame but also ruined his life.


Peter Greenaway
Born in 1942. Director, painter, screenwriter, painter, author of art installations and spatial exhibitions “Light and Sound”, editor, writer, critic.


Selected filmography
1982: The Draughtsman’s Contract; 1987: The Belly of an Architect; 1988: Drowning by Numbers; 1989: The Cook, the Tief, His Wife and Her Lover; 1993: The Baby of Macon; 1996: The Pillow Book: 1999: 81/2 Women; 2003-2004: The Tulse Luper Suitcases (part 1-3); 2007: Nightwatching



  • 64. Venice International Film Festival, Venice, Italy – Mimmo Rotella Foundation Award and Open Award 2007