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Goltzius and The Pelican Company (2012)
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Goltzius and The Pelican Company (2012)
Original name: Goltzius & the Pelican Company
Genre: Biography, Comedy, History
Country: UK, Netherlands, France, Croatia, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 128 min.
Story: 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.
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, stylized
Plot: obsession, sexuality, renaissance, human nature, actor's life, artists and showbiz, performer's life, religions or cults, rabbi, sex scene, prostitution, theater, voyeurism, taboo, society, innocence lost, money raising, male nudity, erection, dog, dancing, erotica, jewish, female nudity, fire ...
Time: 16th century
Place: europe

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