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Rembrandt (1999)

08/09/1999 (FR) History 1h 43m


This French-German-Dutch biopic on the life of 17th century Dutch master Rembrandt van Rijn is told in flashbacks from the point-of-view of the aged artist. Soon after establishing his career as a painter in Amsterdam, he marries the radiant Saskia. As he makes a name for himself, he can soon afford to buy a large house by teaching wealthy aristocrats how to paint. However, the couple's happiness is short-lived; Saskia dies soon after bearing their son, Titus. Crushed, van Rijn seeks comfort first in the arms of his maid Geertje and then with his second wife, Hendrickje, who gives birth to a daughter. In spite of his genius, van Rijn's determinedly eccentric behavior alienates the very members of the elite who were paying his bills. At one point, the artist's home and belongings, including many of his paintings, are seized and sold for humiliatingly low prices in a rigged auction.

  1. Charles Matton


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  1. Klaus Maria Brandauer

    Klaus Maria Brandauer

    Rembrandt van Rijn

  2. Romane Bohringer

    Romane Bohringer

    Hendrickje Stoffels

  3. Jean Rochefort

    Jean Rochefort

    Nicolaes Tulp

  4. Johanna ter Steege

    Johanna ter Steege

    Saskia Uylenburgh

  5. Olivier Brocheriou

    Olivier Brocheriou

    Marten Soolmans

  6. Jean-Philippe Écoffey

    Jean-Philippe Écoffey

    Jan Six

  7. Caroline van Houten

    Geertje Direx

  8. Richard Bohringer

    Richard Bohringer

    Le prêcheur

  9. Franck de la Personne

    Franck de la Personne

    Hendrick Uylenburgh

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Original Language French

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