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Goltzius and the Pelican Company (2012)

Hendrik Goltzius, a late sixteenth-century Dutch printer and engraver of erotic prints, seduces the Margrave of Alsace into paying for a printing press to make and publish illustrated books.

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Peter Greenaway

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Peter Greenaway
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Cast

Credited cast:
F. Murray Abraham ... The Margrave
Goran Bogdan ... Gottlieb
Lars Eidinger ... Amos Quadfrey
Giulio Berruti ... Thomas Boethius
Halina Reijn ... Portia
Kate Moran ... Adaela
Maaike Neuville ... Isadora
Vincent Riotta Vincent Riotta ... Ricardo del Monte
Truus de Boer ... Sophie
Francesco De Vito ... Rabbi Moab
Flavio Parenti ... Eduard
Anne Louise Hassing Anne Louise Hassing ... Susannah
Ramsey Nasr Ramsey Nasr ... Hendrick Goltzius
Pippo Delbono ... Samuel van Gouda
Milan Plestina Milan Plestina ... Priest 3
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Hendrik Goltzius, a late sixteenth-century Dutch printer and engraver of erotic prints, seduces the Margrave of Alsace into paying for a printing press to make and publish illustrated books.

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UK | Netherlands | France | Croatia

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English | Dutch | French

Release Date:

5 February 2014 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Golcijus i pelikansko društvo See more »

Filming Locations:

Croatia

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€2,050,000 (estimated)
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1.78 : 1
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Quotes

Hendrick Goltzius: Every new technology is expensive, and sooner or later every new technology gets into bed with lechery.
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Follows Nightwatching (2007) See more »

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Holy Bible as a Pornographic Writ
14 August 2014 | by JustAptSee all my reviews

Hendrik Goltzius was a Dutch printmaker, draftsman, and painter. He was the leading Dutch engraver of the early Baroque period, or Northern Mannerism, noted for his sophisticated technique and the exuberance of his compositions. The pelican symbolizes Jesus our Redeemer who gave His life for our redemption and the atonement He made through His passion and death. We were dead to sin and have found new life through the Blood of Christ. Once again Peter Greenaway is in the role of avant-garde innovator and Goltzius and the Pelican Company is the fireworks of extremely fabulous visions. The film is grotesquely mannered and it represents Holy Scripture as a series of pornographic episodes performed by the itinerant theatrical troupe.


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