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The Baby of Mâcon (1993)

 -  Drama | History  -  17 September 1993 (UK)
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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.

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Cast

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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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Baby of Macon  »

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The last cinema film of Philip Stone. See more »


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Magnificat in D major, BWV 243 - Suscepit Israel
Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performed by 'The Vrowen Macon Koor'
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One of the most skilled directions you'll ever see.
21 September 2003 | by (Paris, France) – See all my reviews

This movie is about many different things at once, and is played out on several different levels at once. On the surface, the movie is about the setting up of a play about a historical event. Peter Greenaway lets the storyline switch between the play and the historical event, thereby breaking down the barrier between the movies play and the movies reality, and simultaneously breaking down the barrier between the movie and reality, making it near impossible to brush of the events as "Ah, it's just a movie".

The way he does this is so skillful, that somebody should invent a Nobel price in directing and give it to him. :)

This is a movie lovers movie. If you aren't a cineast and would rather see a guy with two machine guns killing people that spend an hour or two thinking, forget about it. It will only make you confused. And if you are a sensitive person, this movie might make you feel bad for days.


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