Goltzius and the Pelican Company

Goltzius and the Pelican Company (2012)


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.

Director: Peter Greenaway

Goltzius and the Pelican Company Viooz
Score: 6.4/10 from 5 votes
Release Date: 2012-09-30
Status: Released
Run time: 128 min / 2:8
Production Countries: Croatia, United Kingdom, Netherlands, France


F. Murray Abraham
as The Margrave
Ramsey Nasr
as Hendrick Goltzius
Kate Moran
as Adaela
Pippo Delbono
as Samuel van Gouda
Giulio Berruti
as Thomas Boethius
Anne Louise Hassing
as Susannah
Flavio Parenti
as Eduard
Lars Eidinger
as Quadfrey
Vincent Riotta
as Ricardo del Monte
Francesco De Vito
as Rabbi Moab
Maaike Neuville
as Isadora
Lisette Malidor
as Ebola
Halina Reijn
as Portia
Stefano Scherini
as Johannes Cleaver
Hendrik Aerts
as Strachey


Directing Peter Greenaway Director
Writing Peter Greenaway Writer
Lighting Erwin Roodhart Gaffer

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