The Mill & The Cross

Overview

Lech Majewski directed this visually striking examination of the nexus between art and politics in the 16th century. In 1564, the Flemish painter Pieter Bruegel created one of his best-known and most controversial works, "The Procession to Calvary," in which Christ, carrying his cross, makes his way to his own crucifixion though a crowded landscape that features representations of hundreds of historic and contemporary figures. The painting was a biting commentary on political matters of the day as well as a ...
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Overview

Lech Majewski directed this visually striking examination of the nexus between art and politics in the 16th century. In 1564, the Flemish painter Pieter Bruegel created one of his best-known and most controversial works, "The Procession to Calvary," in which Christ, carrying his cross, makes his way to his own crucifixion though a crowded landscape that features representations of hundreds of historic and contemporary figures. The painting was a biting commentary on political matters of the day as well as a satiric view of religion, and in The Mill & the Cross, Majewski re-creates the making of Bruegel's masterpiece, as the artist played by Rutger Hauer stages the images and explains their meanings while we learn more about the individuals depicted and the people who posed for the work, many of whom have their own stories to tell. Using digital imaging technology, The Mill & the Cross allows viewers to enter into Bruegel's painting as the static figures come to life. Also starring Charlotte Rampling and Michael York, The Mill & the Cross received its American premiere at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival.
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Special Features

"The World According to Bruegel," a documentary about the Making 0f The Mill & the Cross; Interview with Lech Majewski; Trailers; Stills Gallery
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/31/2012
  • UPC: 738329076924
  • Original Release: 2011
  • Rating:

  • Source: Kino Video
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound
  • Time: 1:35:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 44,423

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Rutger Hauer , Pieter Bruegel
Charlotte Rampling Mary,
Michael York , Nicholas Jonghelinck
Joanna Litwin , Mrijken Bruegel
Dorota Lis , Saskja Jonghelinck
Bartosz Capowicz Crucified
Mateusz Machnik Wheelified
Marian Makula Miller
Sylwia Szczerba Netje
Wojciech Mierkulow Jan
Ruta Kubas Esther
Jan Wartak Simon
Sebastian Cichonski Peddler
Lucjan Czerny Bram
Aneta Kiszczak Mayken
Oskar Huliczka Horn Player
Adam Kwiatkowski Traitor
Pawel Kramarz Pedro de Erazu
Tadeusz Kwak Rogier de Marke
Andrzej Jastrzab Scharmouille
Josef Barczyk Thief
Bernadetta Cichon Miller's Wife
Krzysztof Lelito Millhand
Jerzy Sucheki Pitje
Emilia Czartoryska Beta
Agata Kokosinska Wero
Tatiana Juszniewska Magdah
Dariusz Lorek Josef
Miroslaw Fuchs Smith
Stanislaw Futek Waggoner
Grzegorz Kazibudzki Archer
Technical Credits
Lech Majewski Director, Score Composer, Cinematographer, Producer, Screenwriter, Sound/Sound Designer
Eliot Ems Editor
Michael Francis Gibson Screenwriter
Piotr Knop Sound Mixer
Dariusz Krysiak Makeup
Hanna Lesna Makeup
Dorota Lis Asst. Director
Krzysztof Lukaszewicz Asst. Director
Zbigniew Malecki Sound Mixer, Sound/Sound Designer
Monika Mirowska Makeup
Freddy Olsson Co-producer
Stanislaw Porczyk Art Director
Dorota Roqueplo Costumes/Costume Designer
Norbert Rudzik Editor
Adam Sikora Cinematographer
Angelus Silesius Executive Producer
Jozef Skrzek Score Composer
Marcel Slawinski Art Director, Production Designer
Katarzyna Sobanska Art Director, Production Designer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Mill & the Cross
1. Mourn Flanders [:11]
2. Windmill [7:21]
3. The Bruegel Family [6:33]
4. Torture [8:48]
5. Building A Web [9:20]
6. Burial [6:21]
7. A Last Supper [8:39]
8. Crown Of Thorns [9:19]
9. Violating Souls [6:39]
10. Crucifixion [7:55]
11. Lightning [9:23]
12. Museum [6:55]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Mill & the Cross
   Play Film
   Chapters
   Extras
      "The World According to Bruegel"
      Lech Majewski Interview
      Trailers
         The Mill & the Cross
         Film Socialisme
         Rapt
         The Robber
         City of Life and Death
      Gallery
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