Goltzius and the Pelican Company (2012)

09/30/2012 (NL) History 2h 8m
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Goltzius and the Pelican Company tells the story of Hendrik Goltzius, a late 16th century Dutch printer and engraver of erotic prints. A contemporary of Rembrandt and, indeed, more celebrated during his life, Goltzius seduces the Margrave of Alsace into paying for a printing press to make and publish illustrated books. In return, he promises him an extraordinary book of pictures of illustrating the Old Testament’s biblical stories. Erotic tales of Lot and his daughters, David and Bathsheba, Samson and Deliah and John the Baptist and Salome. To tempt the Margrave further, Goltzius and his printing company will offer to perform dramatisations of these erotic stories for his court.

  1. Peter Greenaway

    Director, Writer

Top Billed Cast

  1. F. Murray Abraham

    F. Murray Abraham

    The Margrave

  2. Ramsey Nasr

    Ramsey Nasr

    Hendrick Goltzius

  3. Kate Moran

    Kate Moran


  4. Pippo Delbono

    Pippo Delbono

    Samuel van Gouda

  5. Giulio Berruti

    Giulio Berruti

    Thomas Boethius

  6. Anne Louise Hassing


  7. Flavio Parenti

    Flavio Parenti


  8. Lars Eidinger

    Lars Eidinger


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Goltzius and the Pelican Company

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Original Language English

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