Is this 'Nightwatching'?


Sorry, I'm confused. In a Dutch film-newspaper, I read a review of this film, but "Rembrandt's J'Accuse" is the filmfestival title of "Nightwatching", so I just took it for granted that they were talking about the same film. To my surprise I see that IMdB lists this film separate from "Nightwatching".

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Since IMDB is "written" by contributors like you and me, this could as well be a mistake.

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No.

"Rembrandt's J'Accuse" (2008) appears to be a documentary made by Greenaway about "Nightwatching" (2007). IMDb is giving the runtime for the feature film as 134', and for the documentary as 86'.

According to Amazon as of June 2009, both are scheduled for DVD release on September 15 as a twofer, with "Nightwatching" also separately available as a singlet for a lower price. A Dutch Region 2 PAL import that's now already available seems to combine both films on a single disc.

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Rembrandt's J'Accuse is a documentary in which Greenaway explains his theory about the Nightwatch painting. It uses some of the dramatized scenes from Nightwatching. Based on the trailer for the Nightwatching on the J'Accuse DVD, Nightwatching is a dramatization using actors of the process of painting the Nightwatch by Rembrandt.

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Yes, I enjoyed Rembrandt's J'Accuse more than Nightwatching; it's Greenaway doing what he does best - waxing lyrically about something he really cares about and wants you to care about too. I would recommend anyone to see this documentary before the movie, because I think they'll get more of the nuances of Nightwatching that way.

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Exactly what I wanted to know/hear. Thanks for the advice. Will try the doc first, then.

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Thanks for clarifying -- I also wasn't sure because netflix uses the same cover photo for both films.

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Due to release dates, I watched both Nightwatching and Rembrandt's J'accuse...! in chronological order, And I found too very enjoyable the j'accuse, not that I liked it more than Nightwatching, but perhaps because it was some different and refreshing to see/hear directly on a feature film Greenaway's thoughts.

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