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The Baby of Mâcon (1993)

Not Rated  |   |  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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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 ...
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Jeff Nuttall ...
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The First Midwife (as Jessica Stevenson)
Kathryn Hunter ...
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Gabrielle Reidy ...
The Third Midwife
Frank Egerton ...
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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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Julia Ormond found the film a grueling experience to make, given that her character undergoes mass rape. She regards it as Peter Greenaway's worst film. See more »

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Referenced in Peter Greenaway in Indianapolis (1997) See more »

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Lamentations
Composed by Thomas Tallis
Performed by The Mannen Macon Koor
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Great arthouse drama.
26 January 2003 | by (Chyby, Poland) – See all my reviews

Peter Greenaway is one of the most unique directors at work in cinematic arthouse today.He made several truly original movies like "The Falls"(1980),"A Zed and Two Noughts"(1985),"The Pillow Book"(1997) etc."The Baby of Macon" is pretty demented with the scenes of cannibalism,incest,rape and gore.The film is difficult,challenging,brutal and darkly beautiful.A baby is born from a supposed virgin woman,so a chain of hysteria about divine intervention in the birth takes place.The scene when stunningly beautiful Julia Ormond is gang-raped is really hard to watch-it is not graphic,but her agonizing screams are quite convincing.Highly recommended if you want to see totally challenging piece of art.


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