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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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Peter Greenaway

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Peter Greenaway
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Julia Ormond ... The Daughter
Ralph Fiennes ... The Bishop's Son
Philip Stone ... The Bishop
Jonathan Lacey Jonathan Lacey ... Cosimo Medici
Don Henderson ... The Father Confessor
Celia Gregory Celia Gregory ... The Mother Superior
Jeff Nuttall Jeff Nuttall ... The Major Domo
Jessica Hynes ... The First Midwife (as Jessica Stevenson)
Kathryn Hunter ... The Second Midwife
Gabrielle Reidy Gabrielle Reidy ... The Third Midwife
Frank Egerton Frank Egerton ... The Prompter
Phelim McDermott Phelim McDermott ... The First Tutor
Tony Vogel Tony Vogel ... The Father
Tatiana Strauss Tatiana Strauss ... The First Nun
Louisa Milwood-Haigh 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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Language:

English

Release Date:

17 September 1993 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

A maconi gyermek See more »

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Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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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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Composed by Arcangelo Corelli
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Theatre of Life
25 September 2002 | by shierfilmSee all my reviews

Oh, the humanity! I have deep admiration for the man that is Greenaway. The Baby of Macon is a masterwork that is really above criticism. The imdb reviews are pretty much what I would expect from people who live by the credo "ignorance is bliss". They are shocked. They are apalled. They are horrified. How can this film be viewed as anything less than indulgent maniacal trash, they say.

Well, of course, they must be correct. After all, with all the nudity and curt cursed characters who exist in a red world of servants and oblivious royalty embroiled in seemingly pointless situations.....

Huh?

To sum up, come to Greenaway when you're ready for him. He is so far ahead of modern cinema that he'll be dead 60 years before people start to call him the greatest filmmaker of all-time.

And the nudity? All you "appalled" juveniles are just upset that it is unerotic. You sick perverts.


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