||IMDB Rating: 6.8/10 from 16 votes
||Release: 18 September 2014 (Netherlands) /
||Genre: Biography, History
||Director: Peter Greenaway,
||Stars: Anne Louise Hassing, F. Murray Abraham, Flavio Parenti, Francesco De Vito, Giulio Berruti, Goran Bogdan, Halina Reijn, Kate Moran, Lars Eidinger, Maaike Neuville, Nada Abrus, Pippo Delbono, Ramsey Nasr, Truus de Boer, Vincent Riotta
||Synopsis: 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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Right then: Confusing shots involving projecting writing onto the
actors and sets, making the action hard to discern? Check. Copious
nudity, including from bodies you'd rather remained covered up? Check.
A suspicion that the creator aims primarily to shock? Double - no,
triple - check. That's right, 'Goltzius and the Pelican Company' is
another film from Peter Greenaway.
This is actually more accessible than many Greenaway films in that the
plot line is fairly easy to follow, presented as it is in a good,
linear fashion: it's the Sixteenth Century, and Dutch engraver Goltzius
tries to encourage Alsace's Margrave (a sort of hereditary military
commander in the Holy Roman Empire) to invest in his printing press by
staging a series of plays. Convinced that any new technology is
inevitably used for lechery (good point - I've often wondered how long
after the invention of the Internet the first pornographic website
appeared), Goltzius uses his theatrical company to enact stories from
the Old Testament (Adam and Eve, Lot and his daughters, David and
Bathsheba, etc). But it isn't long before the actors' own ambitions and
desires overshadow the biblical stories...
There's lots of gimmicks here that don't make sense: for instance, the
Margrave's former wet-nurse (who, as the Margrave is played by F Murray
Abraham - dob: 1939 - must herself be pushing ninety at the very least)
apparently being heavily pregnant in some scenes, but not in others.
But you're wasting your time getting worked up about such things where
Greenaway is concerned - you have to take him as you find him. As is to
be expected from one of his productions, the costumes are sumptuous,
the staging curious and the acting at times over-blown. There are some
telling (to this non-religious reviewer) pokes at organised religion,
as various men of the cloth debate the meanings and content of
Goltzius' plays. There's also a sly streak of humour running through it
which is welcome, as is at least some of the nudity - but not all of
it: next time, F Murray, please keep your backside in your trousers,
there's a good chap...
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Anne Louise Hassing
, F. Murray Abraham
, Flavio Parenti
, Francesco De Vito
, Giulio Berruti
, Goran Bogdan
, Halina Reijn
, Kate Moran
, Lars Eidinger
, Maaike Neuville
, Nada Abrus
, Pippo Delbono
, Ramsey Nasr
, Truus de Boer
, Vincent Riotta
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