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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.

Director:

Peter Greenaway

Writer:

Peter Greenaway
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1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

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 ... 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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Drama | History

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Trivia

North American distributors refused to take the film in due its controversial subject matter. As a result, The Baby of Mâcon (1993) is officially unavailable in any format in the US. See more »

Alternate Versions

Finnish video version is cut by 1 minute 14 seconds. See more »

Connections

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

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Ciaccona
Composed by Arcangelo Corelli
Performed by The Locke Consort
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Great arthouse drama.
26 January 2003 | by HumanoidOfFleshSee 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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Country:

Netherlands | France | UK | Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 September 1993 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

The Baby of Mâcon See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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