A town cursed with barren women and famine is saved by a miracle birth to an old, ugly woman: the Mother. Immediately afterwards, the old woman's Daughter (Ormond) claims to have delivered the baby herself in a virgin birth. She imprisons the Mother and begins to exploit the Baby by selling blessings to the desperate townspeople of Mâcon.

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  1. Peter Greenaway

    Director, Writer

Top Billed Cast

  1. Julia Ormond

    Julia Ormond

    The Daughter

  2. Ralph Fiennes

    Ralph Fiennes

    The Bishop's Son

  3. Philip Stone

    Philip Stone

    The Bishop

  4. JL

    Jonathan Lacey

    Cosimo Medici

  5. Celia Gregory

    Celia Gregory

    The Mother Superior

  6. Don Henderson

    Don Henderson

    The Father Confessor

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 2m

Budget -

Revenue -

Homepage -

Release Information

  • November 4, 1994
    NR, Theatrical



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