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The film focuses on a dozen of the 500 characters depicted in Bruegel's painting. The theme of Christ's suffering is set against religious persecution in Flanders in 1564.

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Cast

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Nicolaes Jonghelinck
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Mary
Joanna Litwin ...
Marijken Bruegel
Dorota Lis ...
Saskia Jonghelinck
Bartosz Capowicz ...
Crucified
Mateusz Machnik ...
Wheelfied
Marian Makula ...
Miller
Sylwia Szczerba ...
Netje
Wojciech Mierkulow ...
Jan
Ruta Kubas ...
Esther
Jan Wartak ...
Simon
Sebastian Cichonski ...
Peddler
Lucjan Czerny ...
Bram
Aneta Kiszczak ...
Mayken
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The film focuses on a dozen of the 500 characters depicted in Bruegel's painting. The theme of Christ's suffering is set against religious persecution in Flanders in 1564.

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Behind every great painting lies an even greater story

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18 March 2011 (Poland)  »

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El molino y la cruz  »

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$11,354 (USA) (16 September 2011)

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$310,900 (USA) (3 February 2012)
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A few minutes before the end of the movie, a red automobile crosses the background between two houses, while Bruegel and Nicholas Jonghelinck are speaking in the foreground. See more »

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Painterly and absorbing
22 October 2011 | by (Chicago, USA) – See all my reviews

I found this film to inspire the same contemplative mood and heightened awareness of similar films that build power without reliance on lots of dialogue, music or usual cinematic cues. If you appreciated "Into Great Silence" or "Vision" or "The Tree of Life" or even "2001" you will appreciate the poetic quality of this film. It is important for us to slow down occasionally and allow some films to affect us without the necessity of being slammed over the head with noise and speed and highly charged emotions. After all, for a film placed in its time, that is a more realistic portrayal of life during those centuries. This film illuminates the artistic process and aims of the artist. We are fortunate that the makers of this film dared to create this unique journey into a canvas of one of the world's great artists.


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