The Baby of Macon


2h 2m 1993

Brief Synopsis

Beginning in the year 1657, in an imaginary court of the 17-year-old Cosimo de' Medici III. The land is in the throes of pestilence and famine where all the women have become sterile. Incredibly, a repulsive old woman gives birth to a beautiful male child who quickly becomes a symbol of rebirth and

Film Details

Also Known As
Baby of Macon
Release Date
1993
Production Company
Channel 4; Film4 Productions; Ugc; Ugc International
Distribution Company
Electric Pictures/Contemporary Films Ltd; Finnkino Oy; Meteor Film Productions; Progres Films; Union Generale
Location
Amsterdam, Netherlands; Troisdorf, Germany

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 2m

Synopsis

Beginning in the year 1657, in an imaginary court of the 17-year-old Cosimo de' Medici III. The land is in the throes of pestilence and famine where all the women have become sterile. Incredibly, a repulsive old woman gives birth to a beautiful male child who quickly becomes a symbol of rebirth and fertility. He is exploited for money and power by his sister who is convinced that together they can successfully impersonate the Virgin Mary and Child. This incites the wrath of the Church whose even greater powers of exploitation carry the deceptions to an inevitable end.

Crew

Filmstiftung Nordrhein-westfalen (nrw)

Funding (Germany)

Boris Bartholomaus

Construction

Jan Behrens

Production Accountant

Meike Boschemeyer

Other

Edu Calicher

Set Dresser

Abi Cohen

Casting (United Kingdom)

Bernadette Corstens

Costumes

Tanja Daberitz

2nd Assistant Director

Marty Deboer

Other

Bavo Defurne

Assistant Set Dresser/Props Maker

Bas Degraff

Assistant Set Dresser/Props Maker

Debby Dejong

Production Manager

Henri Demaar

Assistant Set Dresser/Props Maker

Constance Devos

Property Master

Rob Duiker

Construction

Sohela Emamy

Publicist (Germany)

Lester Englund

Other

Clemens Erbach

Casting Assistant

Georg Fick

Electrician

Peter Greenaway

Screenwriter

Katharina Grossman

Other

Marc Guillaumot

Stills Photographer

Christoph Hahnheiser

Line Producer

Uli Hanisch

Art Department Assistant

Edith Hazelebach

Casting (Ftv) (Netherlands/Germany)

George Hees

Construction

Frank Henschke

Line Producer (Schlemmer Film)

Francois Hernandez

Other

Marlies Hoogenberg

Catering

Gabriela Hoschel

Catering

Elmer Jacobs

Construction

Maria Jansen

Location Scout

Carlie Janszen

Publicist (Netherlands)

Lidewij Kapteijn

Construction

Kees Kasander

Producer

Tom Keller

Driver

Liesbeth Kersten

Catering

Stefan Kleist

Driver

Nico Komen

Grip

Hennie Koster

Other

Uli Langenberg

Construction

Birger Laube

Special Effects Makeup

Corinne Le-hong

Production Assistant

Ellen Lens

Costumes

Gerlinde Leuther

Catering

Colin Lewis

Assistant Construction

Dennis Los

Construction

Lizzy Maliangkay

Catering

Frank Marggraf

Electrician

Yves Marmion

Co-Producer

Garth Marshall

Sound Mixer

Charles Mcdonald

Publicist (United Kingdom)

Sara Meerman

Makeup Artist

Kerstin Mehle

Location Manager

Myrte Memelink

2nd Assistant Art Director

Annelies Meuleman

Production Accountant

Linda Mooney

Assistant Makeup

Claudia Muller

Script Supervisor

Frank Muschik

Driver

Uwe Muth

Art Department Driver

Dirk Nijland

Electrician

Michel Nillesen

Art Department Driver

David Peters

Construction

Christian Pfeil

Driver

Maarten Piersma

Construction

Jeroen Planting

1st Assistant Director

Eliza Povklewski

Assistant (To The The Director)

John Rawsthorn

Other

Chris Renson

Camera Operator

Jan Roelfs

Production Designer

Michel Rozestraten

Assistant Construction

Juliette Sales

Co-Producer

Martina Schall

Assistant Costumes

Wilma Schuemie

Production Art Department

Horst Schultz

2nd Sound Assistant

Rita Schwarze

Assistant Editor

Susanna Scott-gall

Production Accountant

Moritz Seibert

Production Assistant

Bertram Strauss

Construction

Linda Termars

Other

Marie Therese

Costumes

Claudia Valentijn

Other

Reinier Van Brummelen

Gaffer

Patricia Van Der Pieterman

Assistant Set Dresser/Props Maker

Wilbert Van Dorp

Construction Manager

Todd Van Hulzen

Scenic Artist

Dory Van Noort

Art Department Assistant

Ben Van Os

Production Designer

Ank Van Straalen

Assistant Art Director

Dien Van Straalen

Costume Designer

Menno Verduin

Assistant Construction

Sacha Vierny

Director Of Photography

Lilian Wadilie

Set Dresser

Ole Wessels

Grip Assistant

Markus Wiebecke

Electrician

Denis Wigman

Executive Producer

Roland Wigman

Associate Producer

Nicolas Wilson

Music

Chris Wyatt

Editor

Volker Zeigermann

Sound Assistant

Ben Zuydwijk

Other

Film Details

Also Known As
Baby of Macon
Release Date
1993
Production Company
Channel 4; Film4 Productions; Ugc; Ugc International
Distribution Company
Electric Pictures/Contemporary Films Ltd; Finnkino Oy; Meteor Film Productions; Progres Films; Union Generale
Location
Amsterdam, Netherlands; Troisdorf, Germany

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 2m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of the main prize at the 1994 International Film Festival of Festivals in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Released in United States June 1994

Released in United States May 1997

Released in United States October 1993

Released in United States September 1993

Shown at International Film Festival of Festivals in St. Petersburg, Russia June 1994.

Shown at MIFED in Milan October 24-29, 1993.

Shown at Toronto Festival of Festivals (Special Presentation) September 9-18, 1993.

Feature acting debut for Julia Ormond.

Began shooting July 20, 1992.

Completed shooting September 13, 1992.

This film is the second part of a trilogy set in the 17th century that began with "Prospero's Books" (Great Britain/Netherlands/France/Italy/1991).

Released in United States May 1997 (Shown in Los Angeles (American Cinematheque) as part of series "G is for Games, Gardens, Greenaway: The Films of Peter Greenaway" May 2-17, 1997.)

Released in United States June 1994 (Shown at International Film Festival of Festivals in St. Petersburg, Russia June 1994.)

Released in United States October 1993 (Shown at MIFED in Milan October 24-29, 1993.)

Released in United States September 1993 (Shown at Toronto Festival of Festivals (Special Presentation) September 9-18, 1993.)