Goltzius and the Pelican Company (2012)

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Goltzius and the Pelican Company (2012)

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.
UK
Netherlands
France
IMDb  6.5 /10
Creators
Director Peter Greenaway
Writer Peter Greenaway
Information
Release Date2013-05-16
Runtime2h 8mins
GenreBiography, Comedy, History
Content RatingNot Rated (Not Rated)
Awards1 win & 1 nomination.
CompanyHead Gear Films, Metrol Technology, Film and Music Entertainment (F&ME)
CountryUK, Netherlands, France, Croatia, United Arab Emirates
LanguageEnglish, Dutch, French
Hendrick Goltzius
The Margrave / military governor
Boethius / Playwright
Samuel van Gouda
Amos Quadfrey
Susannah / Hendrick's ex-lover
Lisette Malidor
Lisette Malidor
Ebola / Margrave's wet-nurse
Nada Abrus
Nada Abrus
Marie
Eduard / Hendrick's nephew
Hermann Ackermann
Hermann Ackermann
(voice)
Sanna Anemaet
Sanna Anemaet
(voice)

Goltzius and the Pelican Company

Goltzius and the Pelican Company is a 2012 historical film by writer-director Peter Greenaway.


Plot

The film is based on the life of Hendrik Goltzius, a late 16th-century Dutch printer and engraver of erotic prints. He seduces the Margrave of Alsace 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, Goltzius and his printing company will offer to perform dramatizations of these erotic stories for his court.

Goltzius and the Pelican Company is the second feature in Greenaway's film series "Dutch Masters", which includes the previous film Nightwatching. The third entry in the series will focus on Hieronymus Bosch, and its release is planned to coincide with the 500th anniversary of Bosch's death in 2016.


Cast

  • Ramsey Nasr as Hendrick Goltzius
  • F. Murray Abraham as The Margrave of Alsace
  • Goran Bogdan as Gottlieb
  • Truus de Boer as Sophie
  • Nada Abrus as Marie
  • Duško Valentić as Priest
  • Milan Pleština as Priest 3
  • Enes Vejzović as Churchman 1
  • Vedran Živolić as Joachim
  • Katija Zubčić as Beatrice Fereres
  • Boris Bakal as Messenger
  • Vedran Komerički as Churchman
  • Samir Vujčić as Priest 2
  • Tvrtko Jurić as Priest 4

The Pelican Company
  • Giulio Berruti as Thomas Boethius
  • Kate Moran as Adaela
  • Flavio Parenti  as Eduard Hansa
  • Anne Louise Hassing as Susannah
  • Hendrik Aerts as Strachey
  • Halina Reijn as Portia
  • Lars Eidinger as Quadfrey
  • Pippo Delbono as Samuel van Gouda
The Margrave's family and court
  • Maaike Neuville as Isadora
  • Lisette Malidor  as Ebola Goyal
  • Vincent Riotta as Ricardo del Monte
  • Francesco De Vito as Rabbi Moab
  • Stefano Scherini  as Johannes Cleaver


Release

Goltzius and the Pelican Company was released on 17 September 2012.


Awards

  • Peter Greenaway was nominated and won the FICE Award for Best European Director at the FICE- Federazione Italiana Cinema d’Essai in 2014.
  • Peter Greenaway was nominated for the New Visions Award for Best Motion Picture at the Sitges - Catalan International Film Festival in 2013.