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Rembrandt, Painter of Men

Netherlands, 1957 (MIFF 1958, Pigment and Chisel)

Director: Bert Haanstra

This film about Rembrandt is made exclusively from his paintings and its purpose is demonstrate how the joys and sorrows influenced his art.

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