The baby of macon by Peter greenaway


"Set halfway through the 17th century, Greenaway's film follows a church play performed for the benefit of the young aristocrat Cosimo (Lacey). In the play, a grotesque old woman gives birth to a beautiful baby boy. The child's older sister (Ormond) 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 (Fiennes), the Church exacts a terrible revenge. An agnostic's vision of the Nativity, The Baby of Mâcon is an elaborate desecration of Catholic iconography, and a merciless assault on superstition and religion. Greenaway breaks down the barriers between the play and the outside world, the actors and their audience, so that the performance itself becomes just another corrupt religious ritual. The film is repetitive, cold and misanthropic; everyone here is a fraud, a cynic or a simpleton; even the baby proves malign".Time-out London.

1993, 122 mins.

The baby of macon Credits

Directed by Peter Greenaway

Writing Credits
Peter Greenaway

Cast (in credits order)
Julia Ormond - The Daughter
Ralph Fiennes - The Bishop's Son
Philip Stone - The Bishop
Jonathan Lacey - Cosimo Medici
Don Henderson - The Father Confessor
Celia Gregory - The Mother Superior
Jeff Nuttall - The Major Domo
Jessica Hynes - The First Midwife (as Jessica Stevenson)
Kathryn Hunter - The Second Midwife
Gabrielle Reidy - The Third Midwife
Frank Egerton - The Prompter
Phelim McDermott - The First Tutor
Tony Vogel - The Father
Tatiana Strauss - The First Nun
Louisa Milwood-Haigh - The Second Nun
Anna Nieland - The Wetnurse
Graham Valentine - Famine
Diana Van Kolck - The Mother
Leslie Cuss - The Second Tutor
Rien Kroon - The Chaplain
Jan Sepers - Carpaccio
Nils Dorando - The Baby of Mâcon
Richard Blair - The First Soldier
Tony Dunham - The Second Soldier
Humphrey Sallons - Cosimo's Servant
Dennis Rudge - Entourage Servant
Hans Bosch - Entourage Servant
Sjoerd Ghijssen - Entourage Servant
Michiel Riedijk - Entourage Servant
Bert Sevenhuijsen - The Deacon

Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
John Hartnett - Cynical auction bidder (uncredited)
Bastian Pastewka - Laborer (uncredited)
Dela Maria Vaags - Choir Farmer's Wives (uncredited)

Produced by
Christoph Hahnheiser - co-producer
Frank Henschke - line producer
Kees Kasander - producer
Yves Marmion - co-producer
Jean-Louis Piel - associate producer
Denis Wigman - executive producer
Roland Wigman - associate producer

Cinematography by
Sacha Vierny

Film Editing by 
Chris Wyatt
Casting By
Abi Cohen

Production Design by
Ben van Os
Jan Roelfs

Set Decoration by
Bavo Defurne

Costume Design by
Ellen Lens
Dien van Straalen

Makeup Department
Catherine Hild - assistant makeup artist
Birger Laube - special makeup effects artist
Sara Meerman - makeup artist
Yvette Mittler - assistant makeup artist
Linda Mooney - assistant makeup artist / key hair designer
Marianne Semmler - assistant makeup artist (as Marianne Semmeler)
Luk Van Cleemput - assistant hair stylist
Monick van Nierop - assistant makeup artist
Marly van de Wardt - assistant makeup artist

Production Management
Debby de Jongproduction manager
Corinne Le Hongassistant production manager
Karin Van Der Werffpre-production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Tanja Däberitzsecond assistant director (as Tanja Daberitz)
Jeroen Plantingfirst assistant director

Art Department
Boris Bartholomäus - constructor (as Boris Bartholomaus)
Edu Calicher - set dresser
Bas de Graaf - propmaker
Henri de Maar - propmaker
Constance de Ver - propmaster
Bavo Defurne - propmaker
Rob Duiker - constructor
Uli Hanisch - production art department
Gregor Hees - constructor
Elmer Jacobs - constructor
Lidewij Kapteijn - constructor (as Lidewij Kapteyn S.B.I.)
Hona Koudijs - cobbler
Uli Langenberg - constructor
Colin Yair Lewis - constructor (as Colin Lewis)
Dennis Los - constructor
Myrthe Memelink - assistant production designer (as Myrte Memelink)
Uwe Muth - art department runner
Brody Neuenschwander - calligraphy
Michel Nillesen - art department runner
David Peters - constructor
Maarten Piersma - constructor (as Maarten Piersma S.B.I.)
John Rawsthorn - painter
Michel Rozestraten - constructor
Wilma Schuemie - production art department
Bertram Strauß - constructor (as Bertrum Strauss)
Linda Tomars - jewellery
Claudia Valentijn - painter
Patricia van de Pieterman - propmaker (as Patricia v.d. Pieterman)
Wilbert Van Dorp - construction manager (as Wilbert van Dorp S.B.I.)
Todd Van Hulzen - scenic artist (as Todd van Hulzen)
Dori van Noort - production art department assistant
Joost van Os - set dresser
Marien van Os - set dresser
Ank Van Straalen - assistant production designer (as Ank van Straalen)
Menno Verduin - constructor
Lilian Wadilie - set dresser
Ben Zuydwijk - chief painter
Todd Van Hulzen - propmaker (uncredited)

Sound Department 
Ed Colyer - assistant dubbing mixer (as Edward Colyer)
Mike Dowson - assistant dubbing mixer
Tony Fish - foley editor
Paul Govey - sound re-recording mixer
Diane Greaves - footsteps artist
Peter Haern - foley editor
Nigel Heath - sound editor
Ricardo Hinz - sound assistant
Mathew Knights - assistant sound editor
Garth Marshall - sound mixer
Judith van Merwijk - sound assistant
Brian Saunders - dubbing mixer
Horst Schultz - sound assistant
Julian Slater - assistant sound editor
Jack Stew - footsteps artist
Mark Taylor - sound re-recording mixer
Volker Zeigermann - boom operator

Camera and Electrical Department
Meike Boschemeyer - electrician
Marty De Boer - rigger (as Marty de Boer)
Lester Englund - clapper loader
Georg Fick - electrician
Katharina Grossman - electrician
Marc Guillaumot - still photographer
François Hernandez - focus puller
Nico Komen - grip
Frank Marggraf - electrician
Dirk Nijland - electrician (as Dirk Nyland)
Chris Renson - camera operator
Benito Strangio - electrician
Reinier van Brummelen - gaffer
Marku Weibecke - electrician
Ole Wessels - grip assistant

Casting Department
Clemens Erbach - casting: Germany
Edith Hazelebach - audience casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department
Bernadette Corstens - wardrobe mistress: audience
Marie-Therese Jacobse - wardrobe mistress: cast
Ellen Lens - costume designer: audience
Johanna Lutz - wardrobe assistant
Andrea Penisch - wardrobe assistant
Martina Schall - wardrobe assistant

Editorial Department 
Milfrid Ellis - assistant editor
Loetz Gisolf - assistant editor
Rita Schwarze - assistant editor

Music Department
Martin Geesinck - musician: drums
Richard Immink - musician: drums
Ria Korvet - musician: drums
Jetty Podt - musician: organ
Daniel Reuss - music consultant
Paul M. van Brugge - music producer
Tjeerd van Zanen - music recordist

Other crew
Stefan Albers - runner
Jan Behrens - production accountant
Liesbeth Bywaard - caterer
Hans de Witt - runner
Liesbeth Drent - production assistant
Sohela Emami - publicist
Berndt Goebel - runner
Erik Hofman - runner
Maria Jansen - location finder
Carlie Janszen - publicist
Thomas Keller - runner
Stefan Kleist - runner
Hennie Koster - caterer (as Henny Koster)
Eliza Poklewski Koziell - assistant to the director
Gerlinde Leuther - caterer
Kirsten Lieboldt - production assistant (as Kirsten Liebold)
Albert Liesegang - runner
Han Ing Lim - location manager
Lizzy Malianghay - caterer
Charles McDonald - publicist
Kerstin Mehle - location manager
Annelies Meuleman - production accountant
Christian Mooiman - runner
Frank Muschik - runner
Claudia Müller - script
Hans Noordermeer - runner
Robert Oey - runner
Dichy Parleliet - liaison allarts
Christa Pasch - production assistant
Christian Pfeil - runner
Berend Reinink - financial consultant
Moritz Seibert - production assistant
Robert Sturm - runner
Chris van Moorsel - runner
Christian Vizi - production assistant
Susanna Wyatt - production accountant
Frank Zantopp - runner (as Frank Zantropp)
Ellen Zonneveld - production assistant