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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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English

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17 September 1993 (UK) See more »

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Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

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2.35 : 1
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Director Peter Greenaway originally wanted to shoot some scenes in the famous Cologne Cathedral, but couldn't: "...we had planned to use the cathedral of Cologne, but two days before we began our preparations, The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover (1989) was shown on German television and the archbishop immediately forbade us from entering the cathedral site!" The scenes were finally shot in the remodeled Old Church of Amsterdam ("Oude Kerk"). ["P.G.: Interviews", 2000] See more »

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Follows Prospero's Books (1991) See more »

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Incredible experiment in narrative.
11 August 1999 | by damnfineSee all my reviews

This is an astonishing Fiction-Within-Fiction exercise that ingeniously implicates the viewer in the appalling acts of violence on screen. Thus, it is one of the most visceral and sickening movies ever made, but of the highest moral and artistic integrity.

Don't miss it. If you can handle it...


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