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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.

Director:

Peter Greenaway

Writer:

Peter Greenaway
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Ramsey Nasr Ramsey Nasr ... Hendrick Goltzius
F. Murray Abraham ... The Margrave / military governor
Hendrik Aerts Hendrik Aerts ... Strachey
Boris Bakal Boris Bakal ... Messenger
Giulio Berruti ... Boethius / Playwright
Francesco De Vito ... Rabbi Moab
Pippo Delbono ... Samuel van Gouda
Lars Eidinger ... Amos Quadfrey
Anne Louise Hassing Anne Louise Hassing ... Susannah / Hendrick's ex-lover
Lisette Malidor Lisette Malidor ... Ebola / Margrave's wet-nurse
Kate Moran ... Adaela
Nada Abrus Nada Abrus ... Marie
Flavio Parenti ... Eduard / Hendrick's nephew
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hermann Ackermann Hermann Ackermann ... (voice)
Sanna Anemaet Sanna Anemaet ... (voice)
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Storyline

The life of Hendrik Goltzius, a late 16th-century Dutch printer and engraver of erotic prints. He seduces the Margrave of Alsace, the military governor into paying for a printing press to make and publish illustrated books. Goltzius promises him an extraordinary book of pictures of the Old Testament Biblical stories. Erotic tales of the temptation of Adam and Eve, Lot and his daughters, David and Bathsheba, Joseph and Potiphar's wife, Samson and Delilah, and John the Baptist and Salome. To tempt the Margrave further, he and his printing company will offer to perform dramatizations of these erotic stories for his court.

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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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Connections

Follows Nightwatching (2007) See more »

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Torture
3 January 2020 | by difeboeSee all my reviews

I really think this could replace water boarding. I know they were going for artistic but they accidentally landed on...odd.


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Language:

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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Box Office

Budget:

EUR2,050,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$73,393
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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