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The Belly of an Architect ()


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An architect supervising an exhibition starts to have mysterious stomach pains while his life slowly falls apart.

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Stourley Kracklite
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Louisa Kracklite
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Caspasian Speckler
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Io Speckler
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Flavia Speckler
Vanni Corbellini ...
Frederico
Alfredo Varelli ...
Julio
Geoffrey Copleston ...
Caspetti
Francesco Carnelutti ...
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Trettorio
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Battistino
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Mori
Rate Furlan ...
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Julian Jenkins ...
Old Doctor
Enrica Maria Scrivano ...
Mother
Ricardo Ussani ...
Little Boy
Stefano Gragnani ...
The Nose Man
Andrea Prodan ...
Dr.Artuso Amansa
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Policeman

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Peter Greenaway

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Peter Greenaway ... ()

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Conchita Airoldi ... associate producer
Claudio Biondi ... supervising producer
Colin Callender ... producer
Dino Di Dionisio ... associate producer
Walter Donohue ... producer

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Wim Mertens

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Sacha Vierny

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John Wilson

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Milfid Ellis ... first assistant editor
Rupert Such ... assistant editor
Chris Wyatt ... assistant editor

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Luciana Vedovelli

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Maurizio Millenotti

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Luigi Rocchetti ... assistant makeup artist / makeup artist

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Patrizia Massa ... unit manager

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Fabio Carussi ... carpenter
Giorgio Desideri ... set dresser
Mauro Nati ... props

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Peter Glossop ... production sound mixer
Peter Maxwell ... re-recording mixer
Steve Hancock ... sound camera operator (uncredited)

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Massimo Cristofanelli ... special effects technician

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Vincenzo Carpineta ... assistant camera
Paolo Di Stefano ... electrician
Giuseppe Meloni ... best boy electrician

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Rita Forzano ... casting: Rome
Ellen Lewis ... casting: New York
Simone Reynolds ... casting: London

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Glenn Branca ... composer: additional music
Paul Daniel ... conductor

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Irene Jay ... post production coordinator
Stephen Masters ... titles designer
Vincenzo Mosca ... executive in charge of sales
Anna Orieti ... production accountant
Roger Phillips ... title designer

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Plot Summary

An American architect arrives in Italy, supervising an exhibition for a French architect, Boullée, who is famous for his oval structures. Through the course of 9 months he becomes obsessed with his belly, suffers severe stomach pains, loses his wife, exhibition, his unborn child and finally his own life. Written by Ofir Zwebner

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Also Known As
  • Il ventre dell'architetto (Italy)
  • Le ventre de l'architecte (France)
  • El vientre de un arquitecto (Spain)
  • Az építész hasa (Hungary)
  • A Barriga de Um Arquitecto (Portugal)
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  • 119 min
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Trivia Brian Dennehy was quoted after the release as saying "I've made lots of movies but only one film." See more »
Goofs When photocopying the picture of Augustus, Kracklite puts the picture in upside down which would have given a blank copy (unless the same picture was on both sides). Additionally, it would not be possible to achieve the level of resolution of Augustus' abdomen from such a small picture. See more »
Movie Connections Referenced in Peter Greenaway in Indianapolis (1997). See more »
Quotes Caspasian Speckler: Your wife is very beautiful, Signor Kracklite, especially when she is pregnant.
Stourley Kracklite: Yes, that's right. She is pregnant. But not with your child, Speckler.
Caspasian Speckler: True. I'm very grateful to you for that. Your child, shall we say, is the most perfect contraceptive.
[Kracklite turns and punches Speckler in the nose]
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