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Goltzius And The Pelican Company (2014)

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In the winter of 1590, Hendrik Goltzius, the celebrated Dutch printer, painter and engraver, persuades his patron, the liberal-minded Margrave of Alsace to pay for a printing press which will enable him to create an extraordinary deluxe edition of the Old Testament featuring frank illustrations of such erotic tales as the story of Lot and his daughters, the adultery of David and Bathsheba, and the seduction of Joseph by Potiphar's Wife. In order to make the deal more attractive to the Margrave and his court, Goltzius, along with the male and female members of his Pelican Printing Company, offers to stage live dramatizations of six biblical tales, each of which will demonstrate a different sexual taboo...

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Critic Reviews for Goltzius And The Pelican Company

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It's typical Greenaway - overly long, peacockingly erudite, eye-catchingly grotesque, perpetually mischievous, and gleefully up itself.

July 14, 2014 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Much of the writing is witty and erudite, and as flamboyant as the visuals. It's just a pity that the film droops markedly as it goes on.

July 10, 2014 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

No one else could have made this film - a fascinating and somewhat heart-sinking realisation.

July 10, 2014 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

The sense of jeopardy in the action (not to mention equal-opportunities nudity) rescues it from the purely academic.

July 10, 2014 | Full Review…

Peter Greenaway offers subversive interpretations of Bible stories, with painfully arch and alienating results.

July 10, 2014 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Peter Greenaway is at it again, fabricating baroque art on a tiny budget, and making satirical points about the very establishment that has little time for his voice any more.

July 10, 2014 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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