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by Peter Greenaway


Goltzius seduces the Margrave of Alsace into paying for a printing press to publish illustrated books. The engraver undertakes to deliver him an extraordinary book of illustrations from Old Testament Biblical stories. Erotic tales of Lot and his daughters, David and Bathsheba, Samson and Delilah and John the Baptist and Salome. To tempt the Margrave further, Goltzius and his printing company offers to dramatise some of these erotic stories for the Margrave’s court.

international title: Goltzius and the Pelican Company
original title: Goltzius and the Pelican Company
country: Netherlands, France, United Kingdom, Croatia
sales agent: Bankside Films
year: 2012
genre: fiction
directed by: Peter Greenaway
film run: 128'
release date: FR 07/02/2014, PL 07/02/2014, GB 11/07/2014, NL 18/09/2014
screenplay: Peter Greenaway
cast: F. Murray Abraham, Vincent Riotta, Kate Moran, Ramsey Nasr
cinematography by: Reinier van Brummelen
film editing: Elmer Leupen
art director: Ana Buljan
costumes designer: Blanka Budak, Marrit van der Burgt
music: Marco Robino
producer: Kees Kasander, Sam Taylor
production: The Kasander Film Company, CDP - Catherine Dussart Productions, Film and Music Entertainment, Mainframe Film Production
distributor: Epicentre Films, Axiom Films, A-Film Distribution, Maremosso

main awards/selection

Nederlands Film Festival 2012
Rome International Film Festival 2012CINEMAXXI
FAF Belgrade 2012
Göteborg International Film Festival 2012
International Istanbul Film Festival 2013
Seattle International Film Festival 2013
Munich Film Festival 2013

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