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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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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

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Country:

Netherlands | France | UK | Germany

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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Director Peter Greenaway has said that one of the sources of inspiration for the film was the banning of the Benetton advertising poster campaign in the UK that featured pictures of a newborn baby, covered in blood and still attached to its umbilical cord. An outcry caused the posters to be removed. "What is so horrible about a newborn baby?" Greenaway wanted to know. "Why is that image (one that is seen many times a day in hospitals all over the country) so unacceptable, when much more horrific images are presented on television and the cinema, featuring murder and rape, but glamorized and made safe?" Thus Greenaway set out to make a film featuring murder and rape in which "nothing was glamorized and nothing was safe". See more »

Alternate Versions

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

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Follows Prospero's Books (1991) See more »

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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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