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The Baby of Mâcon (1993)

Not Rated | | Drama, History | 17 September 1993 (UK)
A movie about the corruption in all levels of society. A baby is born from a supposed-to-be virgin woman, so a chain of hysteria about divine intervention in the birth takes place.

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The Daughter
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The Bishop's Son
Philip Stone ...
The Bishop
Jonathan Lacey ...
Cosimo Medici
Don Henderson ...
The Father Confessor
Celia Gregory ...
The Mother Superior
Jeff Nuttall ...
The Major Domo
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The First Midwife (as Jessica Stevenson)
Kathryn Hunter ...
The Second Midwife
Gabrielle Reidy ...
The Third Midwife
Frank Egerton ...
The Prompter
Phelim McDermott ...
The First Tutor
Tony Vogel ...
The Father
Tatiana Strauss ...
The First Nun
Louisa Milwood-Haigh ...
The Second Nun
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A movie about the corruption in all levels of society. A baby is born from a supposed-to-be virgin woman, so a chain of hysteria about divine intervention in the birth takes place. Written by Carlos Morales <bmunoz@mail.sci.net.mx>

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A maconi gyermek  »

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North American distributors refused to take the film in due its controversial subject matter. As a result, The Baby of Mâcon (1993) is officially unavailable in any format in the US. See more »

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Follows Prospero's Books (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

Magnificat in D major, BWV 243 - Suscepit Israel
Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performed by 'The Vrowen Macon Koor'
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Best movie of 1993
28 July 1999 | by (Washington DC) – See all my reviews

Easily eclipsing The Cook, the Thief, His Wife, and Her Lover as Greenaway's masterpiece. Ormond and Fiennes have never been better. Makes the other films released that year (The Firm, Sleepless in Seattle) look like lukewarm consomme at a spinsterish teaparty. Most powerful and horrifying rape scene since Bergman's The Virgin Spring. Surprised the Christian Coalition hasn't tried to get it banned: full frontal male nudity, infanticide, gang rape. What blood-and-thunder Elizabethan melodrama is all about.


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