The Baby of Mâcon

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The Baby of Mâcon

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The Baby of Mâcon

Release Date: September 17, 1993

Year    :   1993
Slogan    :   «Exploring thoroughly modern taboos»
Genres    :   Drama, History
Production Companies    :   Cine Electra, Allarts, Union Générale Cinématographique (UGC), La Sept Cinéma
Director    :   Peter Greenaway
Producers    :   Kees Kasander
Writers    :   Peter Greenaway
RunTime    :   122 mins.

Set halfway through the 17th century, a church play is performed for the benefit of the young aristocrat Cosimo. In the play, a grotesque old woman gives birth to a beautiful baby boy. The child's older sister is quick to exploit the situation, selling blessings from the baby, and even claiming she's the true mother by virgin birth. However, when she attempts to seduce the bishop's son, the Church exacts a terrible revenge.


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